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XIV.  No.  90 

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The  Cold  Shoulder  and  the  Haughty  Stare— 

Really  he  was  the  college  football  hero,  but  in  her  presence  he 
was  a  frozen  worm! 

Mother  was  a  social  climber  who  had  taught  "the  snob"  to  raise  her 
shoulder  at  persons  like  waiters — and  our  hero  certainly  was  a  waiter! 

But  she  had  a  lesson  coming  to  her — and  she  got  it — in  that  laugh- 
stocked  comedy  of  genuine  American  youth  and  love  and  college  life: 

"THE    SNOB" 

Jl  Realart  Star  Franchise  Picture  Featuring  Wanda  Hawley. 

It  gets  you,  this  picture,  like  the  three-long-'rahs-and-a-tiger  at  a 
football  game.  And  it  stirs  something  deeper  than  just  enthusiasm 
over  the  game  —  it  makes  you  mighty  proud  to  be  an  American  in 
America,  where  snobbery  just  can't  get  by  That's  the  idea! 
'  The  Snob, ' '  adapted  from  a  story  by  William  J.  Neidig,  is  as  A  merican 
as  the  Statue  of  Liberty. 

It  will  shake  your  theatre  roof  with  cheers, 
cent  entertainment. 

Directed  by  Sam  Wood 

It  is  exactly  100  per 

Photoplay  by  Alice  Eyton 

Realart  Pictures  Corporation,  469  Fifth  Avenue,  New  York 


Vol.  XIV  No.  90        Sunday,  Jan.  2,  1921        Price  25c. 

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Features  Reviewed 

Charles  Ray  in NINETEEN  AND  PHYLLIS 

First  National Page     2 

Lois  Weber  Prod. — Paramount Page     3 

June  Caprice  and  George  B.  Seitz  in 

Pathe Page     7 

Billie  Burke  in  ...  .  THE  FRISKY  MRS.  JOHNSON 
Paramount Page    9 

Harry  Carey  in HEARTS  UP 

Universal  Page     1 1 

Buck  Jones  in TWO  MOONS 

Fox   Page     13 

Wanda  Hawley  in HER  BELOVED  VILLAIN 

Realart Page    14 

Peggy  Hyland  in THE  PRICE  OF  SILENCE 

Sunrise  Pictures  Corp. — State  Rights.  .  .  .Page    19 
Madge  Kennedy  in 


Goldwyn Page     21 


Stoll  Film— Pathe   Page     23 

Blanche  Sweet  in THAT  GIRL  MONTANA 

Jesse  D.  Hampton  Prod. — Pathe Page     24 

Eva  Novak  in  : THE  TORRENT 

Universal   Page     25 

Short  Reels h Page    33 

News  ot  the  Week 
in  Headlines 


"Passion"  nets  $100,000  in  two  weeks  at  the  Capitol, 
New  York. 

Joseph  Conrad,  English  author  to  write  original  stories 
for  Paramount. 

American  Film  Co.  of  Chicago  to  state  right  films 
made  by  Chicago  Tribune  in  Ireland. 


"Life"  to  be  produced.     Ashley  Miller  interested. 

\\  algreene  Distributing  to  release  "What  of  Tomor- 
row," made  by  Community  M.  P.  Bureau. 

Perry  Plays,  Inc.,  to  make  four  a  year.  Robert  Z. 
Leonard  to  make  the  first. 


German  U.  F.  A.  and  Decla  Bioscop  merge.  Ben 
Blumenthal     signs     Ernest     Lubitsch,     director     of 


W.  A.  Steffes,  M.  P.  T.  O.  states  producers  have  agreed 
to  abolish  advance  deposits  and  adopt  uniform  con- 

Associated  Prod,  sell  Australian  rights  to  Australasian 
Films,  Ltd. 

A.  M.  P.  A.  to  hold  gridiron  dinner  in  February. 


Secretary  of  Lord's  Day  Alliance  threatens  action 
unless  Pathe  eliminates  certain  scenes  in  Pathe 
News  No.  101. 

Ontario  Ceasor  Board  appointed.     No  film  man  on  it. 

Irish  films  to  have  two  weeks'  engagement  at  Lexing- 
ton theater,  N.  Y. 

Hoover  committee  arranging  special  stunts  to  raise 


Associated  Producers  and  United  Artists  reported  in 
possible  merger. 

Dustin  Farrium  reported  signed  by  Harry  Sherman. 

1,500  expected  to  attend  theater  owners  hall  at  Aster. 
Xew  York,  on  Jan.  5. 

Robertson  Cole  buys  "One  Man  in  a  Million." 


Saturday,  New  Year's  Day.  there  was  no  issue  of  this 

'Pardoning  the  bad  is  injuring  the  good"— Benjamin  Franklin. 



Sunday,  January  2,  1921 

Charles  Ray  Pleasing  as  Usual  in  Role  a  Little  Different 

Arthur  S.  Kane  presents 
Charles  Ray  in 
Ray — First  National 

DIRECTOR Joseph  De  Grasse 

AUTHOR   Frederick  Stowers 

SCENARIO  BY Bernard  McConville 

CAMERAMAN  Chester  Lyons 

AS  A  WHOLE Fine  entertainment;  delightful 

Charlie  seen  out  of  his  usual  character  but  is 

just  as  pleasing 
STORY Gives   star   a   change   but   affords   him 

same    opportunities    of    which    he    makes    the 

best  use 
DIRECTION First  rate  for  the  most  part;  many 

individually  good  bits 


LIGHTINGS Some  night  scenes  good 

CAMERA  WORK All  right 

STAR The  Same  Charles  Ray 

SUPPORT Clara  Horton  Ray's  leading  lady  this 

time;  others  all  do  well 

EXTERIORS   Correct 


DETAIL Very  good 

CHARACTER    OF    STORY Ambitious    youth 

with  beer  pocketbook  and  champagne  taste  finds 

it  difficult  to  combat  with  his  rich  rival 


The  first  and  most  important  thing  about  "Nineteen 
and  Phyliss"  is  that  Charles  Ray  plays  the  part  of  a 
young  dandy  instead  of  the  awkward  country  boy. 
But  even  with  this  change  Charlie  is  the  same  Charlie, 
and  the  same  mannerisms  peep  out  from  under  his 
slick  regalia.  He's  an  ambitious  young  fellow  in  the 
kind  of  a  town  where  "dances"  are  the  rage  with  the 
_  innger  set.  Charlie  has  two  passions — clothes  and 
Phyllis — and  both  come  near  ruining  him.  • 

For  the  most  part  the  direction  is  very  good.  There 

are  one  or  two  places  where  the  interests  threatens 
to  slacken  but  generally  speaking  this  isn't  noticeable 
enough  to  worry  about.  Many  little  things,  well  done, 
are  bound  to  meet  with  approval.  For  instance,  hero 
Charlie  has  practically  mortgaged  his  soul  to  buy  a 
dress  suit  and  in  the  midst  of  his  anticipated  debut  in 
it,  he  drops  the  silk  hat  and  his  genuine  fright  at  the 
headgear's  near  destruction  is  great.  There  is  another 
good  bit  when,  all  dressed  up,  he  tries  to  "sneak"  out 
to  the  dance  but  his  uncle  is  standing  guard  at  the 
foot  of  the  stairs.  His  various  ruses  to  dislodge  the 
uncle  from  the  guard  post  are  really  funny. 

When  Phyllis'  uncle  gets  inquisitive  as  to  how  much 
Charlie  makes  a  week  he  says  $18  very  bodly  but  the 
scant  sum  is  such  a  shock  the  uncle  asks  him  to  re- 
peat it.  This  time,  a  wiggley  $18  on  the  screen  indi- 
cates hero's  courage  is  weakening.  Many  similar  bits 
all  register  effectively. 

Charlie  is  just  a  poor  clerk  working  for  $18  a  week 
which  isn't  enough  to  even  pay  the  war  tax  on  the 
two  greatest  things  in  life  for  him — Phyllis  and 
"snappy"  clothes.  Jimmie  Long,  a  rich  fellow  with  a 
car,  is  also  in  love  with  Phyllis  and  it's  this  awful  cir- 
cumstance that  causes  Charlie  so  much  worry. 

At  a  dance  Charlie  asks  Phyllis  to  marry  him.  She 
says  they  are  too  young  but  they  agree  to  become  en- 
gaged. Then  comes  a  shock.  Charlie  has  no  ring  and 
the  one  Phyllis  selects  costs  $500.  He  pays  a  deposit 
on  it.  Then  hero  decides  to  startle  the  town  and  ap- 
pear in  a  dress  suit.  This  he  does  and  figures  he 
should  be  out  of  debt  by  1940.  In  the  meantime  Jim- 
my has  paid  cash  for  the  ring  and  intends  giving  it  to 

In  the  same  meantime  Charlie  hits  upon  a  way  to 
pay  his  bills.  All  he  has  to  do  is  capture  the  burglar 
who  is  cleaning  up  the  town  and  claim  $1000  reward. 
How  Charlie  accidentally  lands  the  burglar,  gets  the 
thousand  and  wins  the  girl  is  for  you  to  see. 

Say  the  Star  is  a  Small  Town  Beau  Brummel  in  this  One 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

In  announcing  Ray's  next  attraction  "Nineteen  and 
Phyllis"  be  sure  to  tell  them  they're  going  to  see  him 
in  a  role  a  little  different  than  those  he  has  had  most 
recently.  Instead  of  his'  customary  country  boy 
clothes,  he's  a  regular  "slicker"— white  flannels,  sport 
shoes,  cane,  n  everything.  You  can  make  promises 
for  the  comedy  business  contained  in  it  and  tell  them 
not  to  miss  seeing  Ray  as  a  "dandy"  in  "Nineteen 
and  Phyllis." 

You  can  tell  them  it's  a  story  of  puppy  love  and  if 
you  want  to  give  an  idea  of  the  story  catchlines  should 
help  you  out.  You  shouldn't  have  to  work  to  get 
them  in  to  see  this.  Mention  of  the  star's  name  should 
be  sufficient.  You  might  say  that  Clara  Horton  plays 
opposite  in  this.  Charlie's  sure  to  make  the  young 
girls'  hearts  tingle  when  they  see  him  dance  like  a 
regular  Princeton  stepper.  Stills  can  be  used  advan- 

Sunday,  January  2,  1921 


Splendid  Production  and  Attractive  Backgrounds  But  Story  is  Weak 

Lois  Weber  Prod. — Paramount 

DIRECTOR  . . .  .rf Lois  Weber 

AUTHOR t Lois  Weber 

SCENARIO  BY Lois  Weber 

CAMERAMAN   William  Foster 

AS    A   WHOLE Beautiful    production,    artistic 

backgrounds  always  and  several  pleasing  per- 
sonalities among  players 
STORY Deals    with    rather    familiar    type    of 

woman  although  character  here  is  overplayed 

by  Mona  Lisa 

DIRECTION   Very  effective 



CAMERA  WORK Very  good 

PLAYERS Claire  Windsor  pretty  and  pleasing; 

Edward   Burns    the   good   looking   doctor    and 

others  all  well  suited 

EXTERIORS Many  very  pretty  shots 

INTERIORS   Some  lavish 

DETAIL Correct 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Selfish  woman  who 

wrecks  romance   and   is   the   cause   of  a  little 

boy's  death 


Lois  Weber  is  credited  with  the  authorship  of  "To 
Please  One  Woman,"  although  the  screen  caption  ac- 
knowledges the  idea  was  conceived  from  a  story  by 
Marion  Orth.  At  any  rate  the  real  story  of  the  sel- 
fish woman  contains  little  very  new.  There  are  the 
usual  familiar  characters  all  obviously  labeled  as  to 
their  respective  parts  in  the  plot,  but  despite  this, 
Lois  Weber  has  made  a  picture  attractive  to  the  eye. 
The  backgrounds  in  every  scene  provide  splendid 
atmosphere  and  then  too  there  are  some  effective 
touches  that  help  make  up  for  the  story's  shortcom- 
ings. For  instance,  there's  the  silly  young  girl  who 
decides  to  elope  with  the  first  grown  man  that  smiles 
at  her  and  who  wants  to  smoke  cigarettes  like  the 

Use  the  Producer's  Name  and  Say 

Box  Office  Analysis 

In  announcing  the  showing  of  Lois  Weber's  latest 
production  "To  Please  One  Woman,"  it  will  probably 

be  better  to  confine  your  promises  to  the  production. 
Tell  them  Miss  Weber  has  provided  an  attractive 
atmosphere  for  her  story  and  that  there  are  many 
beautiful  backgrounds  in  the  picture.  You  can  talk 
about^the  character  of  the  sweet  young  girl,  her  ro- 
mance with  the  doctor.     It  might  attract  to  mention 

"selfish"  woman.  There's  also  a  bit  of  pathos  toward 
the  end  when  the  little  boy  dies  as  a  result  of  the 
woman's  whim. 

Claire  Windsor  as  the  grown-up  sister  represents  a 
wholesome  type  of  girlhood,  while  Edith  Kessler  is  the 
silly  young  sister.  Edward  Burns  is  the  handsome 
young  doctor  and  L.  C.  Shumway  "the  other  man"  in 
the  case.  All  these  players  do  very  good  work.  Mona 
Lisa  plays  the  part  of  the  "selfish  woman"  and  her 
acting  is  about  the  weakest  thing  in  the  picture.  Her 
work  is  forced  and  she  never  misses  an  opportunity 
to  take  advantage  of  the  boudoir  set  to  display  the 
latest  in  decollette. 

Alice  Granville  is  very  happy  in  her  love  for  Dr. 
Ransome,  until  she  has  reason  to  believe  that  his 
visits  to  the  mansion  known  as  the  "mystery  house" 
are  other  than  professional.  Leila,  the  mistress  of  the 
mansion,  is  the  woman  whom  her  husband  cannot 
please  and  so  she  lives  alone  in  the  big  house  and 
having  taken  a  fancy  for  the  handsome  youg  doctor 
she  finds  it  convenient  to  be  ill  quite  often.  The  doc- 
tor makes  his  visits  frequently,  but  it  is  not  until  after 
Alice  refuses  to  have  anything  further  to  do  with  him 
that  he  succumbs  to  the  "vamp." 

Lucien  Wainwright,  another  admirer  of  Leila,  ar- 
rives aboard  his  yacht  in  answer  to  Leila's  urgent  tel- 
egram. He,  however,  interests  himself  in  Alice  whom 
he  meets  and  although  they  are  friendly  Alice  can't 
forget  her  old  sweetheart.  Alice's  small  brother  Bob- 
bie is  seriously  ill  as  a  result  of  running  for  Dr.  Ran- 
some when  Leila's  phone  message  said  she  was  dying 
and  needed  him  at  once. 

.  The  boy  dies  and  that  same  night  Leila's  husband 
arrives  at  the  mansion  and  kills  himself.-  ^hen  Leila 
begs  Wainwright  to  take  her  away  with  him  u't  he 

calmly  admits  that  he  has  "lost  his  taste  for  her," 
whereupon,  she  exits  from  the  story  to  parts  unknown 
and  after  a  time  Alice  and  the  doctor  have  a  reconcili- 

the  Picture  is  Good  to  Look  At 

for  the  Exhibitor 

the  silly  little  girl  who  wanted  to  smoke  cigarettes 
like  the  mistress  of  the  "mystery  house." 

This  is  Lois  Weber's  first  release  for  Paramount  and 
you  can  talk  about  her  as  being  the  most  important 
woman  director  in  the  business.  Catchlines  could  be 
used  of  her  understanding  of  women  and  her  treat- 
ment of  a  theme  wherein  women  are  concerned  with 
a  full  appreciation  and  understanding  of  a  woman's 






Fogarty:  "D'ye  hear  about 
Canavan  gettin'  the  D.  S. 

O'Dowd:  "Begobs,  you're 
not  meanin'  the  Distin- 
guished  Service  Cross?" 

Fogarty:  "No,  Department 
of  Street  Cleaning." 




Tom  Moore 


Canavan,  Himself 

in  a  delightful  comedy  from  the 
famous  Saturday  Evening  Post 

by  Rupert  Hughes 

This  character  head  qf  Tom  Moore 

will  make   an  excellent  cut  -  out  or 

"window  card 

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J  HE  rapture  of  first- 
love;  the  agony  of  dis- 
illusion; the  peace  that 
is  bred  of  pain— all  these 
are  blended  in  Betty 
Compson's  marvelous 
performance  of  the 
beautiful  Blanche 
Davis  in  "Prisoners 
of  Love". 

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f  i  Blanche  Davis  paid 
for  her  gift  of  glorious 
physical  beauty. 

Sunday,  January  2,  1921 


Poor  Direction  and  Slow  Start  Make  This  a  Weak  Offering 

June  Caprice  &  George  B.  Seitz  in 



DIRECTOR   George  B.  Seitz 

AUTHOR George  B.  Seitz 

SCENARIO  BY   George  B.  Seitz 

CAMERAMAN    Harry  Wood 

AS   A  WHOLE Very   slow  in   getting   started. 

Not  enough  material  in  only  moderately  inter- 
esting sequences 
SSTORY Weak  plot.     Lots  of  action  but  noth- 
ing decisive  occurs 




CAMERA  WORK  Average 

STARS June    Caprice    looks    rather    attractive. 

George  Seitz  does  nothing  unusual 
SUPPORT Marguerite   Courtot   makes   a   good 

Senorita,  and  Harry  Semels  is  a  good  villian 

EXTERIORS Some  good  shots 

INTERIORS All  right 

DETAIL    Sub-titles  insipid 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY American  saves  his 

sweetheart  from  Spanish  revolutionists 

The  main  trouble  with  "Rogues  and  Romance,"  is 
thatsa  weak  plot,  shy  on  incident,  has  been  padded 
through  a  lot  of  footage  to  make  it  cover  the  distance 
for  a  six  reel  feature.  The  story  is  much  too  slow  in 
getting  started,  and  nothing  particularly  interesting 
happens  until  the  middle  of  the  third  reel. 

Material  leading  up  to  the  only  important  happen- 
ing in  the  picture,  is  spread  out  through  these  two 
and  a  half  reels,  when  it  could  very  easily  be  told  in 

one.  For  that  reason  an  audience  may  be  pretty 
well  discouraged  by  the  time  the  action  starts. 

In  the  last  half  of  the  picture  things  move  rapidly, 
and  there  are  a  couple  of  good  hand  to  hand  fights, 
and  a  well  done  skirmish  between  Spanish  soldiers 
and  revolutionists. 

The  direction,  with  the  exception  of  this  last  scene 
is  only  fair.  It  would  have  been  possible  to  make  a 
much  more  interesting  picture  in  spite  of  the  fact  that 
the  material  lacks,  by  elaborating  more  skillfully  on 
the  bare  plot. 

The  players  are  all  adequate,  but  Mr.  Seitz  and 
Miss  Caprice  do  not  have  their  ability  taxed  in  the 
least.  There  isn't  enough  to  either  character  to  bring 
out  much  acting. 

The  action  takes  place  in  Spain,  where  Sylvia,  an 
American  girl,  is  infatuated  with  Pedro  Pezet,  a  bri- 
gand, and  leader  of  the  Spanish  revolutionists.  She 
is  engaged  to  Reginald  Harding,  an  American,  but 
when  he  arrives  the  girl  breaks  the  engagement. 

The  day  of  the  review  of  the  troops  by  the  governor 

is  chosen  by  Pezet  as  the  moment  for  bringing  the  rev- 
olution to  a  head,  but  his  plans  are  ruined  by  Car- 
melita,  a  Spanish  dancing  girl,  who  is  in  love  with  the 
bandit  chief,  and  who  now  betrays  him  because  of 
his  attentions  to  the  American  girl. 

Reggie  unwittingly  helps  Pezet  escape  to  the  hills. 
There  they  find  Sylvia,  who  claims  Pezet  as  the  man 
she  loves,  and  is  going  to  marry.  Pezet  takes  the  girl 
to  the  revolutionist  headquarters,  where  it  developes 
that  he  is  merely  holding  her  captive  for  ransom  from 
her  wealthy  father. 

Reggie  follows  closely,  and  bluffs  and  fights  his  wax- 
through  the  guards  to  the  now  penitent  Sylvia.  He 
has  a  single  handed  fight  with  most  of  the  revolution- 
ary army,  and  he  and  Sylvia  are  saved  in  the  nick  of 
time  by  the  Spanish  soldiers. 

Stars  May  Draw  Some  But  Go  Slow  On  Promises 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

You  can't  afford  to  make  any  large  statements 
about  this.  You  can  use  the  names  of  George  Seitz 
and  June  Caprice  to  advantage,  particularly  if  their 
work  in  serials  has  been  popular  in  your  neighborhood. 
You  can  also  feature  the  fact\hat  part  of  the  picture 
was  made  in  Spain,  and  talk  about  the  thrills  in  the 

fight  between  the  revolutionists  and  the  government 

The  best  thing  to  do,  however,  if  you  show  this,  is 
to  ease  it  by  quietly.  Let  the  title  and  the  names  of 
the  stars  get  them  in. 

Have  You 
Been  Seeing 
Selznick  Pictures 

Lately  ? 


HE  Selznick  organization 
lias  struck  its  stride.  It's 
(he  talk  of  the  trade. 

Three  studios  in  Fort  Lee  are 
working  with  a  degree  of  effi- 
ciency seldom,  if  ever,  before  at- 
tained in  the  motion  picture  in- 

Selznick  Pictures  a-plenty  are  be- 
ing produced — and  they're  good 
pictures,  each  one  better  than  its 
predecessor.  They're  being  com- 
pleted on  time  and  prints  are 
available  in  the  territory  on  the 
date  they  are  promised,  providing 
a  service  for  exhibitors  which 
saves  them  time  and  worry  and 
adds  greatly  to  their  boxoffice  re- 

Conway  Tearle  and  Martha  Mans- 
field have  been  added  to  the  list 
of  stars  as  worthy  running  mates 
for  Elaine  Hammerstein,  Eugene 
O'Brien,  and  Owen  Moore. 


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IV e  Invite  Your  Most  Critical  Inspection  of: 


in 4 '  Pleasure  Seekers' ' 


O'BRIEN  in 

"Broadway  &  Home" 


in  "The  Sin  That  Was  His" 
A  Hob  art  Henley  Production 
By    FRANK   L.    PACKARD 


In  Her 

First  Star  Series  Productions 

{In   Preparation) 



"The  Chicken  in  the 



"Society  Snobs' ' 

A  Hobart  Henley  Pro- 


Sunday,  January  2,  1921 



Very  Weak  Story  and  a  Production  That  Can't  Be  Boasted  Of 

Billie  Burke  in 



DIRECTOR Edward  Dillon 

AUTHOR   Clyde  Fitch 

SCENARIO  BY Lawrence  McClosky 

CAMERAMAN  George  Folsey 

AS  A  WHOLE Below  the  average  of  program 

offering;  star  pleasing  but  she  has  so  little  to 
do  that  her  appearance  can't  help  it  much 

STORY Exceedingly    weak    material    and    very 

little  of  it  and  that  little  isn't  new 

DIRECTION   Very  ordinary 


LIGHTINGS   All  right 


STAR Greatly  handicapped  by  lack  of  op- 

SUPPORT Go  through  their  parts  well  enough 

but  haven't  anything  very  much  to  do ;  no  one 
given  credit  on  the  screen 


INTERIORS Satisfactory  studio  sets 

DETAIL Very  little  of  anything  else 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY .Young  widow  in- 
curs her  brother-in-law's  malice  in  trying  to  pro- 
tect her  unhappy  sister,  his  wife 


Billie  Burke's  latest  doesn't  come  up  to  the  satisfac- 
tion mark  of  the  productions  being  turned  out  by  this 
company.  In  the  first  place  the  story  is  really  worth 
about  two  reels  for  it  certainly  doesn't  contain  enough 
material  for  the  footage  accorded  it.  And  so  "The 
Frisky  Mrs.  Johnson"  turns  out  to  be  a  long  series  of 
scenes  of  which  about  half  contain  no  action  at  all. 

The  action  is  supposedly  laid  in  France,  but  there 
is  nothing  to  indicate  it  except  that  the  art  titles  con- 
sist of  various  familiar  French  scenes.  There  are  no 
exterior    shots   which    makes    it   difficult   at   times   to 

know  just  where  the  characters  are  and  in  whose 
home.  There  are  two  homes  in  which  the  story  takes 
place  but  as  the  players  are  never  seen  going  or  com- 
ing, it's  hard  to  tell  just  what's  what. 

There  is  one  set  supposed  to  be  a  street  scene  but 
everyone  will  know  it's  studio  stuff.  Billie  Burke  is 
pleasing  in  herself,  but  she  has  so  little  opportunity 
in  the  role  of  Mrs.  Johnson  that  even  her  appearance 
doesn't  help  this  very  poor  story.  There  is  some 
nonsense  provided  by  the  character  of  a  French  ad- 
mirer of  the  widow  who  flies  around  getting  her 
powder  puffs,  etc.,  but  doesn't  add  any  entertainment 
to  the  producton. 

Mrs.  Johnson  is  credited  with  being  a  frisky  widow 
although  as  far  as  the  audience  is  concerned,  she  does- 
n't seem  to  have  more  than  an  ordinary  amount  of 
"frisk."  Mrs.  Johnson  has  a  married  sister  who  is 
unhappy  and  is  carrying  on  a  love  affair  with  Sir 
Lionel  Heathcote,  while  Mrs.  Johnson  does  her  best 
to  keep  the  two  apart  because  she  fears  for  her  sis- 
ter's reputation. 

Frank  Morley,  a  brother  of  the  sister's  husband 
returns  and  having  loved  Mrs.  Johnson  before  her 
marriage,  it  doesn't  take  him  long  to  fall  for  her  again 
and  they  plan  to  elope.  At  the  same  time  the  sister 
is  planning  to  run  away  with  Heathcote  and  a  note 
sent  to  her  is  found  by  her  husband  who  follows  his 
wife  to  Heathcote's  apartment.  But  in  the  meantime, 
Mrs.  Johnson  has  heard  of  her  sister's  intention  and 
reaches  Heathcote's  apartment  before  her  brother- 

Mrs.  Johnson  makes  it  appear  that  the  note  was  in- 
tended for  her  and  so  she  saves  her  sister,  but  when 
Frank  hears  of  the  affair  he  will  have  nothing  to  do 
with  her.  But  eventually  the  sister  decides  that  she 
cannot  let  the  widow  sacrifice  her  happiness  for  her 
so  she  tells  her  husband  the  truth,  Frank  goes  back 
to  Mrs.  Johnson  and  the  sister  decides  to  divorce  her 
husband  and  marry  Heathcote. 

If  the  Star  Is  Well  Liked  It  May  Get  By 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

This  is  a  very  weak  one,  but  if  Billie  Burke  is  pop- 
ular with  your  patrons  perhaps  her  appearance  will 
satisfy  them,  although  she  has  been  provided  with  a 
very  weak  story  in  "The  Frisky  Mrs.  Johnson."  It 
wouldn't  be  well  to  do  any  promising  in  connection 
with  the  picture  so  you  might  confine  your  announce- 
ment to  catchlines  such  as :  ^If  you  had  a  sister  who 
was  risking  her  reputation  would  you  sacrifice  your 

own  happiness  to  save  her?"  Or,  "She  was  called 
'Frisky  Mrs.  Johnson'  but  see  how  she  nearly  lost  her 
lover  in  an  effort  to  save  her  sister's  reputation." 

Perhaps  the  fact  that  Clyde  Fitch  is  the  author  may 
interest  them  so  you  might  mention  it.  The  support- 
ing- cast  doesn't  contain  any  particularly  well-known 
names  so  confine  your  names  to  the  star's. 



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D.    H    BESTOW,  Manager 

December  19th,  1920 

ttr.  Sidney  Goldman, 
c/o  Associated  Producers,  Eric., 
808  South  Wabash  Av., 
Chicago,  111. 

My  dear  Sidney: 

Just  a  few  words  in  t-egard  to  the  way  in 
which  I  have  put  over  the  Maurice  Tourneur  prod- 
uction, "The  Last  of  the  Mohicans". 

First  allow  me  to  thank  you  for  writing 
our  Superintendent  of  schools  here  and  for  send- 
ing me  a  copy  of  your  letter  to  him.  That  gave 
me  a  "lead  off"  and  if  you  don't  think  I  took  ad- 
vantage of  it  you  should  have  seen  my  business  on 
the  opening,  yesterday.  Also  allow  me  to  thank 
you  for  sending  me  the  print  three  days  in  advance 
so  that  I  could  get  an  advance  showing. 

When  the  print  arrived  I  got  busy  and  phoned 
the  leaders  of  the  following:   The  Ministerial 
Alliance,  Women's  Club,  Y.W.C.A.,  Y.M.C. A. .Schools, 
City  Officials,  Board  of  Education,  Public  lib- 
rary and  St.  Vistor's  College.  They  all  responded 
at  the  private  showing  and  when  the  piciture  had 
finished  I  merely  handed  them  the  enclosed  card 
which  I  had  printed  for  the  occasion.   Within 
twenty  four  hours  they  all  had  returned  their 
cards  with  THEIR  OPINION  written  on  it.  That  was 
all  I  needed —  I  went  from  there  I  Heavy  on  the 
newspapers,  my  screen  and  lobby.  The  results  were 

Friendly  competitors  told  me  to  lay  off  of 
'last  of  the  Mohicans1",  in  fact  I  was  skeptical 
myself  but  I  knew  from  criticisms  that  the  prod- 
uction was  there  and  also  know  if  I  could  get  the 
folks  interested  in  the  education  of  the  community 
brsy,  that  the  picture  would  please  and  believe  me, 
Sidney,  that's  the  answer!   It  did  please  them  and 
It  pleased  the  kids  that  crave  "INJUN  PITCHERS" 

Show  this  letter  to  exhibitors  and  they  can 
use  the  same  ideas  and  clean  up  the  same  as  I  have; 
Much  success  to  you. 



ast  of  the  Mohicans 

Jn  Mexican  Drama  Eternal     By  James  fenimore  Gboper 


Sunday,  January  2,  1921 




Really  Pleasing  Picture  With  Carey  in  a  Role  Out  of  the  Ordinary 

Harry  Carey  in 



AUTHOR    Harry  Carey 

SCENARIO  BY   Val  Paul 


AS    A    WHOLE Thoroughly    satisfactory    pro- 
gram   picture ;     clean    cut    production     and     a 

smooth  continuity  obvious 
STORY Pleasing   human   interest   theme    gives 

star  the  sort  of  material  that  suits  him  best 
DIRECTION Very   good   all   the   way;   several 

good  effects 



CAMERA  WORK  Well  judged 

STAR Has  less  of  the  cowboy  spirit  in  this 

SUPPORT Migonne    Golden    a    pleasing    little 

lady;  others  good 


INTERIORS Look  like  the  real  thing 

DETAIL   All  right 

CHARACTER     OF     STORY Bachelor     ranch 

owner  suddenly  finds  himself  playing  father  to 

a  girl  he  loves 


In  "Hearts  Up,"  Harry  Carey's  latest  Universal  pro- 
duction, the  cowboy  star  is  seen  in  a  role  with  less 
of  the  cowboy  trimmins'  and  for  the  sake  of  variety 
alone,  the  offering  is  a  pleasing  diversion  from  the 
type  of  picture  in  which  this  star  is  usually  seen. 
Carey  is  credited  with  writing  the  story  so  it  must  be 
that  he  doesn't  aim  to  confine  his  efforts  altogether 
to  the  sombrero  and  saddle. 

The  story  has  a  real  human  interest  appeal  and  the 
production  end  of  it  has  been  really  well  taken  care  of 

by  Val  Paul,  who  has  injected  many  very  fine  touches. 
Some  scenes  taken  aboard  a  moving  train  are  good  and 
there's  a  splendid  fire  scene.  In  this  bit  there  is  a  very 
effective  bit  of  photography  in  the  way  of  a  double 
exposure.  Carey  has  just  rescued  from  the  burning 
building,  a  man  who  had  once  saved  his  life.  The 
double  exposure  shows  the  man  saving  Carey  from 

There  is  just  one  thing  that  may  be  criticised  and 
that  is  the  fact  that  it  isn't  quite  comprehensive  that 
a  man  as  old  as  the  hero  is  supposed  to  be,  would  be 
in  love  with  a  child  such  as  played  by  Mignonne 
Golden.  The  lady  is  pleasing  but  a  little  older  looking 
girl  would  have  made  Carey's  falling  in  love  much 
more  plausible. 

Jim  Drew,  a  squaw  man,  receives  word  that  his 
wife  whom  he  had  long  before  deserted,  has  died  and 
that  his  daughter  is  coming  to  live  with  him.  But 
before  the  girl  arrives  Drew  is  injured  when  his  cabin 
is  burned  and  dies  just  as  David  Brent  (Carey),  ar- 
rives to  pay  back  a  debt  of  gratitude.  He  has  the 
girl's  letter  saying  she.  will  meet  her  father  in  San 

Thinking  to  repay  his  dead  friend,  Brent  decides 
to  meet  the  girl  and  tell  her  her  father  is  dead.  But 
Lorelei  believes  Carey  is  her  father  and  she  is  so 
happy  with  her  beautiful  home  and  the  kindness  of 
Brent,  that  he  can't  bring  himself  to  tell  her  the  truth. 
On  the  train  Lorelei  had  met  Gordon  Swayne,  a  sur- 
veyor, whose  friendship  she  retains  and  Brent,  real- 
izing he  loves  Lorelei  is  unhappy. 

Eventually  Gordon  learns  that  Brent  is  not  Lorelei's 
father  and  he  threatens  the  ranchman  , Finally  when 
Lorelei  learns  the  truth  Brent  decides  to  go  away  and 
leave  the  girl  mistress  of  his  home.  Lorelei  stops  him 
and  tells  him  she  loves  him  only. 

Should  Give  General  Satisfaction  Especially  to  Carey  Fans 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

If  you  have  Harry  Carey  fans  among  your  clientele 
be  sure  to  get  this  for  them.  It  shows  the  star  in  a 
role  somewhat  different  from  that  in  which  they  are 
accustomed  to  seeing  him  and  it  gives  him  a  chance 
to  show  what  he  can  do  minus  the  sombrero  and  other 
cowboy  paraphenalia.  You  can  talk  about  the  human 
interest  theme,  tell  them  hcty  the  star  plays  "Daddy" 
to  a  little  girl  although  he  loves  her  as  a  woman. 

Say  that  Carey  also  wrote  the  story.  That  should 
interest  them.  Val  Paul  deserves  mention  for  his 
splendid  direction  and  you  can  link  up  the  title  with 
catchlines  effectively.  "If  a  little  orphan  girl  was 
happy  in  the  thought  that  you  were  her  father,  would 
you  tell  her  the  truth?"  Or,  "She  loved  him  as  a 
father,  but  he  loved  her  as  a  woman.  See  how  it 
worked  out  in  'Hearts  Up,'  Harry  Carey's  latest  Un- 
iversal production." 







The  Pleasure  Seekers" 

with  Elaine  Hammerstein 
General  Release  December  30 

Now  in  Production 
"The  Girl  from  Nowhere" 

with  Elaine  Hammerstein 


Sunday,  January  2,  1921 




Star  Puts  Over  Ordinary  Material  Which  Lacks  Originality 

Buck  Jones  in 



DIRECTOR Edward  J.  LaSaint 

AUTHOR Robert  Welles  Ritchie 

SCENARIO  BY Edward  J.  LeSaint 

CAMERAMAN Friend  F.  Baker 

AS  A  WHOLE Typical  Western,  makes  fairly 

good  entertainment  but  lacks  originality 
STORY Ordinary      frontier      characterizations, 

with   a  few  unusual   touches.     Gets   over,  but 

not  big 
DIRECTION Good  Western  atmosphere,  fight 

scenes  well  handled 

PHOTOGRAPHY Satisfactory 


CAMERA  WORK  . . . All  right 

STAR A  likeable   personality,   nothing   unusual 

required  of  him 
SUPPORT Carol  Holloway  gives  a  very  enjoy- 
able performance  as  the  sheep  herder's  daughter. 

Balance  of  cast  adequate 

EXTERIORS Good  Western  stuff 

INTERIORS All  right 


CHARACTER    OF    STORY Cowboy   captures 

cattle  rustler  and  wins  girl  who  thought  she 

hated  him 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  5,000  feet 

Buck  Jones  makes  a  good  type  of  cowboy  hero,  and 
his  personality  and  the  work  of  Carol  Holloway  as 
the  fiery  little  mountain  girl,  put  over  an  otherwise 
very  ordinary  western.  There  is  plenty  of  gunplay 
by  everyone  in  the  cast,  and  that's  what  most  West- 
ern fans  want.     The   story   in   its   main   plot   is  the 

regulation  theme  of  the  good  Westerner  who  defeats 
all  the  bad  Westerners,  but  some  unusual  twists  have 
been  given  here  and  there  which  help  for  some 

It  has  been  well  directed,  the  fight  scenes,  both  fist 
and  gun,  being  especially  good.  The  action  is  fast 
and  runs  smoothly,  and  on  the  whole  it  makes  very 
fair  entertainment  for  lovers  of  Westerns.  The  scenes 
between  Bill  Blunt  and  Hilma  are  especially  good,  and 
Carol  Holloway  does  an  intelligent  and  spirited  char- 
acterization of  Hilma. 

The  story  is  laid  in  the  time  when  the  cattlemen 
and  the  sheep  herders  of  the  West  were  continually 
at  swords-  points,  for  control  of  the  grazing  lands. 
Bill  Blunt  (Buck  Jones),  on  a  tour  of  inspection  for 
the  cattlemen  whose  interests  he  protects,  finds  some 
steers  in  the  corral  of  Old  Man  Ring,  a  sheep  herder. 
Hilma  Ring,  his«daughter  hates  everything  pertaining 
to  cattle,  and  tries  to  shoot  Bill.  Old  man  Ring  is 
murdered  by  the  mysterious  "Killer,"  thought  to  be 
employed  by  the  cattlemen.  Zang  Whistler  then 
tries  to  carry  off  Hilma.  Bill  appears  on  the  scene  to 
arrest  Zang  for  cattle  rustling,  and  Zang  and  Hilma 
escape  after  wounding  Bill.  The  "Killer"  is  cap- 
tured and  brought  to  jail  by  Zang  and  Hilma,  where 
he  confesses  that  he  was  employed  by  the  cattlemen 
to  clean  out  the  sheep  herders.  The  sheep  men  storm 
the  jail  for  the  killer,  and  the  cattlemen  for  Zang. 
The  latter  and  Hilma  escape  but  are  pursued  and  cap- 
tured by  Bill.  Barricaded  in  a  cabin  Bill  holds  out 
against  the  whole  gang  of  cattle  rustlers,  and  when 
he  is  wounded  Hilma  rushes  to  his  aid.  Zang  drags 
her  to  the  door  but  she  breaks  away,  barricades  her- 
'self  inside  and  soon  discovers  that  she  is  in  love  with 
Bill,  whom  she  had  hated  and  attempted  to  kill. 

Boost  the  Star  and  Promise  Them  Lots  of  Shooting 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

The  best  bet  on  this  one  is  to  appeal  strongly  to  the 
lovers  of  biff-bang  gun  play.  You  can  promise  them 
as  much  of  that  as  you  wish.  If  Buck  Jones  is  pop- 
ular with  your  patrons  you  can  assure  them  a  good 
performance  by  the  star.  If  you  talk  about  the  story, 
play  up  the  feature  of  theynysterious  "Killer"  who 
terrorized   the   district   with   his   murders.     Also   tell 

them  it  is  the  story  of  the  taming  of  a  fiery  little 
Western  "shrew."  Your  best  points  are  the  star  and 
the  thrills,  because  of  the  lack  of  originality  in  the 
theme.  If  you  want  catch  lines  you  can  say:  "See 
how  the  girl  tried  to  kill  Bill  Blunt,  and  then  married 
him,  in  'Two  Moons.'  " 




Sunday,  January  2,  1921 

Adaptation  of  French  Play  Provides  Entertaining  Farce 

Wanda  Hawley  in 




AUTHOR Alexandre  Bisson  &  Albert  Carre 

SCENARIO  BY Alice  Eyton 

CAMERAMAN  Alfred  Gilks 

AS  A  WHOLE Good  entertainment,  lively  com- 
edy, well  produced 

STORY Clean  farce,  with  situations  coherently 

developed,  and  interest  sustained  by  sufficiently 
fast  action 

DIRECTION Beginning    might    move    swifter, 

rest  adequate 



CAMERA  WORK    Satisfactory 

STAR Attractive  and  pleasing.     Comedy  work 

overshadowed  by  support 
SUPPORT Tully   Marshall  carries   off  comedy 


EXTERIORS  Few  of  them 

INTERIORS All  right 

DETAIL Satisfactory 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Man  decieves  girl's 

suitor  in  order  to  marry  her  himself,  then  has 

trouble  explaining  the  deceit 
LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION. 4,646  feet 

In  "Her  Beloved  Villian,"  Wanda  Hawley  has  been 
given  an  adaptation  of  the  French  play  "La  Veglione," 
by  Bisson  and  Carre,  and  while  the  production  pro- 
vides good  entertainment,  it  is  not  overly  due  to  the 
work  of  the  star.  The  picture  starts  out  as  straight 
drama,  but  quickly  assumes  all  the  ear  marks  of  a  farce. 
It    is   an    amusing   farce   too,   with    enough    variation 

from  the  standard  one  or  two  plots  common  to  this 
type  of  picture,  to  make  the  theme  novel.  Although 
Miss  Hawley  offers  one  or  two  bits  of  real  comedy, 
she  is  somewhat  thrust  into  the  background  by  Tully 
Marshall,  who  easily  dominates  the  piece,  with  a  very 
amusing  performance.  The  director  has  pretty  well 
exhausted  the  comedy  of  the  original,  developing  each 
situation  to  the  fullest  extent.  The  balance  of  the 
cast  including,  Templer  Powell,  Ramsey  Wallace,  and 
Lillian  Leighton,  all  fit  in  well. 

The  scene  of   the   story   is  laid   in   France.     Louis 
Martinot  is  in  love  with  Susanne  Bergomat  (Wanda 
Hawley),     and     upon     being     hastily     summoned     to 
America,  requests  his  friend  Dr.  Blythe,  to  investigate 
her  family,  and  report.     Blythe,  falling  in  love  with 
the  girl  himself,  reports  that  her  father  is  a  drunkard 
and  her  mother  a  cabaret  singer ;  and  then  marries  her 
himself.     Martinot  appears   sometime   later,   ignorant 
of  Blythe's  marriage,  and  Blythe  is  at  a  loss  as  to  how 
he  can  keep  his  wife  and  Martinot  apart.     Blythe  per- 
suades his  partner,  Dr.  Poulard  (Tully  Marshall),  to 
take  Susanne  to  her  mother  in  a  neighboring  town. 
Instead  of  going  home   Susanne  drags  the  erstwhile 
staid  doctor  to  the  carnival  at  Nice,  where  he  shows 
his  first  excessive  liking  for   champagne.     Their   ar- 
rival home  the  next  morning  discloses  the  fact  that 
they  have  not  been  to  "mother's,"  resulting  in  near 
tragic  domestic  trouble  in  both  families.     Affairs  are 
finally  untangled  when  Dr.  Blythe  confesses  that  he 
deceived  Martinot,  and  Susanne  in  turn  confesses  that 
her  escapade  was  only  to  teach  her  husband  a  lesson. 
Martinot  gracefully  accepts  the  situation,  and  Susan- 
ne's  parents  are  convinced  that  no  one  thinks  they 
are  drunkards,  and  the  whole  party  joyfully  celebrates 
the  Blythes'  first  wedding  anniversery. 

Promise  Them  a  Clever  French  Farce  and  Use  Star's  Name 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

Notwithstanding  that  Wanda  Hawley 's  is  not  the 
best  performance  in  the  production,  you  can  use  her 
name  to  advantage.  You  can  also  use  Tully  Marshall, 
commenting  on  the  comedy  merit  of  his  work,  as  his 
ability  has  been  widely  demonstrated.  Play  up  the 
fact  that  this  is  a  real  French  farce. 

Don't  fail  to  emphasize  the  novelty  of  its  situations, 
and  the  abundance  of  humor  in  each.     You  can  make 

good  use  of  the  title  in  teasers  and  you  can  build  in- 
numerable catch  lines  about  it.  The  theme  of  the  pic- 
ture offers  many  possibilities  for  a  catchy  and  amus- 
ing exploitation.  Catch  lines  on  this  order  might  be 
used  :  "One  man  told  the  other  that  her  parents  were 
drunkards — and  then  married  her  himself.  See  what 
happened  then  in  "Her  Beloved  Villian." 

says  of  MR  W 

"MR.   WU" 

(Stoll  Film  Corporation  of  America) 

Unique  and  Strongly  Dramatic  From  Plot  Angle 

{{  Tk  y§~  R.  WU  "  is  undoubtedly  one  of  the  strongest  dramatic  stories 
V/l  ever  presented  on  either  the  screen  or  stage. and  as  such  is 
X  ▼  -1-  entitled  to  all  the  praise  that  it  Feceived  when  usedj^as  a  stage 
starring  vehicle  for  Walker  Whiteside  some  years  ago. 

As  a  picture,  however,  it  runs  rather  contrary  to  the  rule  -in  that  its 
villain  has  the  most  important  role  and  its  love  story  ends,  unhappily  too, 
in  the  early  reels.  After  this  the  story  is  one  of  Chinese  revenge,  unique, 
logical  and  carefully  builded,  a  revenge  that  fails  only  because  fate  decrees 
that  "  Mr.  Wu "  drink  the  poisoned  tea  instead  of  the  woman  on  whom 
the  crafty  Oriental  had  planned  to  wreck  his  vengeance. 

Sumptuous  sets  showing  the  interior  of  "Mr.  Wu's"  Chinese  home,  beauti- 
ful scenic  locations  and  a  careful  attention  to  detail  add  to  the  dramatic 
qualities  the  feature  possesses.  Matheson  Lang  plays  "Wu"  with  extreme 
skill.  He  is  supported  by  a  competent  cast  with  which  no  fault  can  be 
found  unless  it  is  that  most  of  them  who,  play  Chinese  characters  are  not 
especially  good  types  for  Oriental  roles. 

It  is,  however,  in  the  actual  plot  that  "Mr.  Wu"  possesses  greatest 
strength.  For  audiences  which  appreciate  the  unusual,  the  something  dif- 
ferent, the  picture  should  prove  a  hit.  Those  who  insist  on  the  sugar 
coated  live  happy  after  offering  will  probably  object  to  its  lack  of  romance 
and  its  reversal  of  motion  picture  tradition.  Therefore,  the  subject  of 
whether  or  not  it  should-  be  booked  resolves  itself  into  an  individual 
problem  to  be  decided  by  the  audience  which  each  exhibitor  may  have. — 
Length,  6  reels.— J.  S.  Dickerson. 



-says  <f 



"Squandered  Lives" 

Stoll  Film  Corporation's  First  Offering  a 

Screen  Version  of  Cosmo  Hamilton's 

"Duke's  Son"  in  Six  Reels 

Reviewed    by    Epes    W.    Sargeant 

Interesting',  from  many  angles,  is  the  first 
•offering  of  the  Stoll  Film  Corporation, 
which  is  about  to  enter  the  American  mar- 
ket with  a  weekly  release.  This  is  the 
first  endeavor  of  the  British  producers  to 
make  a  regular  release  since  the  days 
when  Pathe,  Urban  and  Gaumont  were 
■components  of  the  old  Motion  Picture 
Patents  Company,  and  the  ffrst  offering 
naturally  interests  quite  apart  from  its 
entertainment  value. 

In  point  of  acting,  the  production  com- 
pares very  favorably  with  the  work  of  the 
American  companies.  Ivy  Duke,  the  starred 
player,  and  Guy  Newall,  her  featured  sup- 
port, are  but  two  of  a  cast  of  unusual 
excellence.  Hugh  C.  Buckler  and  C.  Law- 
ford  Davidson  'also  show  prominently  and 
the  lesser  members  of  the  cast  are  all  com- 
petent. They  are  good  judges  of  tempo, 
are  excellent  in  the  pantomimic  registra- 
tion of  their  thoughts  and  they  look  the 
parts   they   play. 

Technically  the  production  shows,  imoex; 

fectiOns  of  lighting  and  some  of  the  set- 
tings are  cramped,  though  others,  apart 
from  the  lack  of  illumination,  will  com- 
pare very  favorably  with*  the  best  in  cine- 
matographic architecture,  notably  the  ball 
room  scenes  near  the  close  of  the  picture 
and  the  earlier  hallway  of  an  old  castle  at 
which  the  players  are  guests.  In  the  mat- 
ter of  exteriors  a  different  story  may  be 
told,  for  there  is  a  fine  country  seat  and 
some  shots  of  a  Thames  houseboat  wijh  a 
natural   background   of   unusual   beauty. 

The    story    is    primarily    propaganda    for 
and  a  defense  of  the  younger  sons  of  titled 
families.     This  is  a  matter  which  does  not 
concern  American  audiences,  but  the  natural 
narrative    value    of    the    story,    ai  Art    from 
this  propaganda,  is  decidedly  good  and  the 
sincerity  of  the  players  adds  interest  apart 
from  the  work  of   the  author.     There   are 
one  or  two  uncovered  time  jumps,  but  the 
continuity    is    kept    well    in    hand,    and    the 
interest  sustained  past  the  climax.     If  suc- 
ceeding subjects  are  equal  in  value  to  the 
first  offering,  the   long-threatened  English 
invasion  should  become  a  successful  fact; 
not  that  the  presentation  equals  in  all  re* 
spects    the   best   of   our   native    work,   but 
because  it  stands  up  well  and   offers  var- 
iety in  stars  and  treatment. 


GEORGE  KING  President 

150  Vest  Forty-sixth  Street  NYC. 


Sunday,  January  2,  1921 




Re-titled  This  Will  Have  A  Much  Better  Chance 

Peggy  Hyland  in 


Sunrise  Pictures  Corp. — State  Rights 

DIRECTOR Fred  Leroy  Granville 

AUTHOR Augusta  J.  Evans  Wilson 

SCENARIO  BY  Not  credited 

CAMERAMAN  Leland  Landcaster 

AS   A  WHOLE Fair   state   rights   offering;   no 

obvious  relief  to  melancholy  trend  which  dom- 
inates the  entire  picture 

STORY Adapted  from  story,  "At  the  Mercy  of 

Tiberius" ;  some  effective  suspense 
DIRECTION Only  fair;   sometimes  very  ama- 

PHOTOGRAPHY  , All  right 

LIGHTINGS Usually  good 

CAMERA  WORK  Average 

STAR Sincere    in    her    effort,    but    handicapped 

greatly  by  "suffering"  role 

SUPPORT Tom  Chatterton  plays  the  male  lead, 

others  satisfactory 

EXTERIORS    Not  very  many 

INTERIORS    Adequate 

DETAIL ' Not  always  good 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Heroine  who  suf- 
fers imprisonment  to  save  her  brother,  whom 
she  believes  guilty  of  murder 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  6,000  feet 

This  new  offering  on  the  state  rights  market  will 
probably  get  over  in  a  fairly  satisfactory  way  because 
of  some  rather  effective  suspense  which  is  injected 
from  time  to  time.  But  taken  from  a  standpoint  of 
production,  the  picture  is  quite  amateurish.  The  di- 
rection at  times  is  very  bad  and  a  continuity  that 
jumps  the  action  and  the  players  all  over  the  place 
has  been  provided,  perhaps  in  the  thought  of  getting 
the  desired  suspense. 

In  the  first  place  the  heroine  sets  out  to  ask  a  loan 
from  her  grandfather  who  had  cast  her  mother  out  of 
his  life.     The  mother  is  supposed  to  be  dying,  but  the 

daughter  goes  tor  the  money,  is  accused  of  murder 
and  apparently  is  some  time  in  jail  before  a  telegram 
announces  the  mother's  death.  Again,  there  is  a  char- 
acter mentioned  named  Frank,  the  titles  keep  refer- 
ring to  "Frank,"  but  it  isn't  until  practically  the  last 
reel  until  the  character  makes  his  appearance,  then  a 
title  says  he's  been  in  Europe.  Why  not  have  said  so 
in  the  first  place?  The  picture's  main  fault  is  extreme- 
ly badly  written'  titles  of  which  there  are  twice  as 
many  as  there  should  be.  Re-titling  would  be  the  big- 
gest help  the  picture  could  be  given. 

Miss  Hyland  is  sincere  as  the  heroine,  but  is  handi- 
capped by  a  role  that  calls  for  nothing  but  gloom.  A 
little  sunshine  here  and  there  would  be  a  happy  relief 
to  the  star's  long  suffering.  Campbell  Gullan,  who 
plays  the  old  grandfather,  wears  a  very  poor  "old 
man"  makeup.  Tom  Chatterton  is  the  leading  male 
character,  who  does  what  is  required  of  him. 

Beryl  Brentano  is  accused  of  the  murder  of  her 
grandfather  whom  she  visited  to  borrow  money  for 
her  dying  mother.  The  girl  can  prove  her  own  inno- 
cence but  fearing  that  her  wayward  brother  may  have 
killed  the  old  man  she  refuses  to  say  the  word  and 
goes  to  jail.  Lennox,  the  district  attorney,  presses  the 
case  against  the  girl,  but  soon  is  convinced  of  her 
innocence  and  her  devotion  to  the  one  she  is  shielding 
causes  him  to  fall  in  with  her,  although  he  thinks 
the  guilty  party  her  sweetheart  and  not  her  brother. 

Eventually  Beryl  is  released  through  the  efforts  of 
Lennox.  The  girl  inserts  a  "personal"  in  the  news- 
paper to  locate  her  brother  and  through  a  fictitious 
reply  inserted  by  Lennox  she  goes  to  Canada  to  meet 
her  brother,  only  to  meet  Lennox  whom  she  secretly 
loves.  He  admits  inserting  the  answer  but  also  tells 
her  he  knows  the  whereabouts  of  her  brother,  who  is 
now  a  priest.  Eventually  the  brother  proves  that  he 
did  go  to  his  grandfather's  home  the  night  of  the  mur- 
der, but  while  he  was  there  a  storm  broke  and  the  old 
man  was  killed  by  lightning. 

Star's  Name  and  Some  Good  Suspense  Can  Be  Talked  About 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

As  a  state  rights  offering  of  average  calibre  you  can  It  may  be  that  Peggy  Hyland  still  has  a  following 

probably  book  "The  Price  of  Silence"  and  give  fair  among  your  patrons,  in  which  case  make  good  use  of 

satisfaction.      If,    however,    your    audience    is    accus-  her  name  and   tell   them   something  about  the  story, 

tomed  to  the  better  grade  program  or  special  release  You  could  use  the  line:    "If  you  were  accused  of  mur- 

production   they   will   not   be   satisfied   with   this   one.  der  and  you  had  promised  your  dying  mother  to  shield 

Your  talking  point  will  beHvith  regard  to  the  suspense  your  weakling  brother,  would  you  accept  the  blame 

created  as  to  the  real  murderer  of  the  old  man.  if  you  thought  him  guilty?" 

him.    & 


**■■  , 



Carl  Laemmle  announces  +W  release  of 

1  ne  new  -mmmmLmmmm  ^        r  mdi  irhrtti  Ho.    it 


'Production  die  Luxe 





LO  N 

Sunday,  January  2,  1921 




A  Charming  Star  and  Popular  Appeal  in  This 

Madge  Kennedy  in 



DIRECTOR Lawrence  Windom 

AUTHOR Robert  Shannon 

SCENARIO  BY. .  .Geo.  Mooser  and  Philip  Lonergan 

CAMERAMAN   George  Peters 

AS  A   WHOLE Really   pleasing   entertainment 

due  to  good  direction  and  delightful  personality 
of  star 

STORY Not  unusual  dual  role  theme  but  gives 

star  splendid  opportunities 

DIRECTION Has   done   very   well   with   fairly 

trite  plot ;  gets  the  most  out  of  it 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Very  good 


CAMERA  WORK Some  of  the  best  double  ex- 
posure yet  seen 

STAR Inimitable  Madge  charming  as  ever 


EXTERIORS Very  few 

INTERIORS Many  of  them  the  real  thing 

DETAIL Quite  all  right 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Quaker  girl  comes 

to  New  York  to  marry  a  rich  man  but  gets 
"cold  feet"  and  has  a  telephone  girl  imperson- 
ate her 


Madge  Kennedy  in  "The  Girl  with  the  Jazz  Heart" 
seems  to  have  been  a  long  time  on  the  Goldwyn  release 
schedule  but  now  that  it's  here,  it's  a  really  very  pleas- 
ant picture  and  satisfies  despite  it's  being  about  one 
reel  shorter  than  the  usual  feature  length.  But  better 
quality  than  quantity,  and  that's  just  what  happens 
here.  Evidently  the  picture  was  originally  much 
longer,  but  whoever  took  the  scissors  to  it  knew 
how  to  do  it  and  with  the  assistance  of  the  title 
writer  "The  Girl  With  the  Jazz  Heart"  conies  through 

the  operation  successfully. 

And  Madge  Kennedy — well,  she's  her  usual  charm- 
ing self  and  even  a  little  more  charming.  Her  indi- 
viduality is  sure  to  appeal.  She  takes  the  part  of  a 
gum  chewing,  jazz  loving  telephone  operator  and  also 
that  of  the  quiet  Quaker  girl  who  comes  to  the  city 
to  meet  her  husband-to-be.  Miss  Kennedy  handles  this 
Former  part  so  well  that  she  should  be  given  more 
opportunities  like  this. 

The  camera  work  in  this  is  really  great.  The 
double  exposures  are  perhaps  some  of  the  best  yet 
seen  and  where  a  double  is  used  for  the  star  it  is  so 
well  done  that  it's  almost  remarkable. 

Miriam  Smith,  Quaker  girl,  is  being  forced  into  a 
marriage  by  her  uncle  who  fears  she  might  squander 
her  fortune,  so  he  arranges  her  marriage  to  a  country 
swain.  Miriam  answers  an  ad  in  a  matrimonial  paper 
and  later  goes  to  New  York  to  meet  her  husband-to-be. 
At  the  hotel  she  weakens  and  takes  the  telephone  girl 
Kitty,  into  her  confidence.  Kitty  thinks  it  a  "swell" 
chance  to  grab  "herself  a  man  so  she  agrees  to  change 
places  with  Miriam. 

The  husband-to-be  arrives  and  there  is  a  mutual 
disappointment.  Miriam  really  likes  him  and  he 
doesn't  like  Kitty  and  her  common  ways.  Hpwever, 
Miriam  decides  to  go  through  with  the  deception  and 
the  three  go  to  a  cabaret,  Kitty  dressed  in  pretty 
clothes  Miriam  had  bought  to  meet  the  man.  Kitty 
does  the  ordering  and  superintends  the  party  generally. 

Then  she  gets  into  trouble  by  dancing  with  a  pro- 
fessional dancer.  His  wife  objects.  After  this  argu- 
ment is  settled,  a  dectective  arrives  and  demands  that 
Miriam  Smith  return  to  her  home.  Then  the  truth 
comes  out,  and  Miriam  is  escorted  back  to  her  Penn- 
sylvania home  where  her  uncle  resumes  plans  for 
her  immediate  marriage.  That  night,  however,  the 
former  husband-to-be  arrives  to  claim  his  bride  and 
they   live  happy,  etc. 

A  Jazz  Campaign  Ought  to  Get  This  Over  Big 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

Madge  Kennedy  is  a  favorite  in  a  number  of  the- 
aters, and  even  though  she  doesn't  appear  at  great 
frequence,  that  should  be  all  the  more  reason  for  them 
to  want  to  see  her  when  she  does.  "The  Girl  With  a 
Jazz  Heart"  touches  a  rather  incurable  sentiment  of 
the  present  day  generation  so  the  title  should  attract 

Tell  them  some  of  the  scenes  show  the  lobby  of 
the  Hotel  Belmont  in  New  York  and  then  another 

shot  taken  in  a  well  known  New  York  cabaret  and 
that  part  of  the  show  is  in  the  picture.  Gilda  Gray, 
the  shimmy  dancer,  performs  under  a  spot  light  and 
incidentally  there  is  a  very  good  effect  here.  The 
actual  colors  have  been  put  in  the  film.  Catchlines 
should  get  them.  Say  "Want  to  learn  New  York's 
latest  dance  steps.  Let  'The  Girl  With  the  Jazz 
Heart'  show  you.  Madge  Kennedy  in  her  most  re- 
cent Goldwyn  picture  is  at  the  blank  theater." 

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Sunday,  January  2,  1921. 




Well  Made  Production  Helps  Plot  Lacking  Originality 

Stoll  Film— Pathe 

DIRECTOR   Maurice  Elvey 

AUTHOR Ethel  M.  Dell 

CAMERAMAN Sinclair  Hill 

SCENARIO  BY Paul  Burger 

AS    A    WHOLE Carefully     made    production, 

splendid  atmosphere  in  settings.     Well  acted, 

but  a  somewhat  time  worn  theme 
STORY English     novel     adaptation     providing 

good  but  not  new  screen  material 
DIRECTION Especially    good   as  regards   set- 
tings and  detail 


LIGHTINGS    .  .  .• All  right 

CAMERA  WORK Satisfactory 

PLAYERS Mary  Glynne,  Sidney  Seaward,  and 

Dennis  Terry  handle  principal  parts  effectively 

EXTERIORS   Good  race  scenes 

INTERIORS Carefully  done 

DETAIL   Nothing  lacking 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Struggle  of  English 

nobleman  and  his  groom  for  the  love  of  a  girl 

nobly  born 

This  latest  Stoll  production  is  taken  from  the  Eng- 
lish novel  of  the  same  name  by  Ethel  M.  Dell.  It  is 
a  typically  English  story,  with  a  main  theme  very 
similar  to  numbers  of  stories  of  English  life.  In  this 
lies  the  only  big  fault  of  the  picture,  for  in  the  matter 
of  direction,  acting,  and  settings,  particularly  the  lat- 
ter, which  have  been  done  with  a  fine  sense  of  correct 
atmosphere  these  points  will  be  especially  appreciated 
in  houses  catering  to  high  class  patronage. 

Mary  Glynne,  as  the  haughty  patrician  girl,  gives  a 
very  intelligent  portrayal,  and  keeps  her  audience  in 
doubt  as  to  whether  she  will  hold  out  against  the  love 
protestations  of  the  villianous  Lord  Saltash  up  to  the 
very  moment  when  one  would  expect  her  to  decide 
for  the  right.  Sidney  Seaward,  as  her  "common'.'  hus- 
band has  the  full  sympathy  of  the  spectator,  and  makes 
of  the  part  a  strong  and  forceful  character.  Dennis 
Terry,  who  is  a  son  of  the  famous  Ellen  Terry,  is  con- 
vincing as  Lord  Satash,  but  he  is  a  trifle  light  for  a 
plotting  villain.     However,  he  is  a  good  actor. 

The  fault  that  some  audiences  will  probably  find 
is  that  the  picture  reminds  them  of  others  they  have 
seen,  because  the  general  idea  is  one  that  has  been  the 
subject  of  many  stories. 

Jack  Bolton  is  the  genius  of  the  racing  stable  of 
Lord  Saltash.  He  falls  in  love  with  Maud  Brian, 
daughter  of  Lady  Bernard  Brian,  who  is  married  to 
an  inn  keeper,  Giles  Sheppard. 

Maud  realizes  Bolton's  love  for  her  but  she  is  half 
in  love  with  Lord  Saltash  of  Burchester  Castle,  and 
she  does  not  love  Bolton. 

The  brutality  of  Giles  Sheppard  to  Bunny,  her  lit- 
tle crippled  brother,  makes  her  hesitate.  She  con- 
templates marrying  Bolton  to  protect  her  brother,  and 
then  Bolton  takes  "the  hundredth  chance,"  and  asks 
her  to  marry  him  for  Bunny's  sake  hoping  love  will 
come  later.  Maud  marries  him  and  then  Saltash,  de- 
siring his  trainer's  wife,  tries  to  entice  her  from  her 
husband.  He  traps  her  in  his  castle  and  tries  to  com- 
promise her. 

The  same  day  Saltash's  horse,  "The  Hundredth 
Chance"  wins  a  big  race,  and  Bolton  a  fortune.  That 
day  Bolton,  too,  wins  his  wife's  love  by  his  trust  of  her 
in  the  apparently  damning  circumstances  created  by 
Saltash.  The  villainous  lord  receives  a  beating  from 
the  husband,  and  Maud,  who  has  been  his  wife  in 
name  only,  becomes  his  wife  in  fact. 

Use  Title  and  Horse  Race  Angle,  Promise  a  Fine  Production 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

"The  Hundredth  Chance"  offers  in  its  title  an  allur- 
ing and  interest  commanding  phrase,  and  presents  a 
number  of  possibilities  for  exploitation.  Linked  up 
with  the  horse  racing  feature  of  the  picture  it  gives 
promise  of  excitement  and  a  "long  shot"  which  car- 
ries an  appeal  to  nearly  everybody.  Play  up  these 
two  points  as  the  big  features  in  your  advertising. 

You  can  also  safely  promise  a  really  fine  produc- 
tion. Comment  on  the  excellent  atmosphere  and  the 
care  with  which  the  settings  have  been  made.  The 
fact  that  Ellen  Terry's  son  plays  one  of  the  principal 
parts  might  prove  an  attraction  to  some.  For  a  catch 
line  you  can  use :  "The  battle  of  a  nobleman  and  a 
groom  for  the  love  of  a  girl." 





Sunday,  January  2,  1921 

Scenic  Beauty  a  Feature  of  This  Latest  Blanche  Sweet  Picture 

Blanche  Sweet  in 


Jesse  D.  Hampton  Prod. — Pathe 

DIRECTOR   Robert  Thornby 

AUTHOR Marah  Ellis  Ryan 

SCENARIO  BY George  H.  Plympton 

CAMERAMAN   Lucien  Andriot 

AS  A  WHOLE Beautiful  exterior  locations  its 

big  feature;   work,  of   players   and  one  or   two 
good  fight  scenes  help 

STORY Sequences  rather   loosely  put  together 

with  some  situations  lacking  conviction;  makes 
adequate  program  material 
DIRECTION Seems  to  have  given  main  atten- 
tion to  locations  and  scenic  beauty 

PHOTOGRAPHY   Excellent 


CAMERA  WORK Particularly  well  judged 

STAR Dressed  as  boy  in  opening  reel;  is  quite 


SUPPORT Mahlon    Hamilton's    appearance    a 

good  help;  others  good  except  for  Indian 

EXTERIORS All  beautiful 


DETAIL All  right 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Girl  forced  to  mas- 
querade as  boy  later  finds  happiness  with  a  man 
who  had  taken  her  from  the  Indians 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  5'000  feet 

Blanche  Sweet's  latest  production  made  by  Jesse  D. 
Hampton  offers  a  first  rate  program  attraction  if  for 
nothing  but  its  scenic  beauty.  In  fact  the  director's 
main  attention  seems  to  have  been  given  over  to  the 
selection  of  locations  but  in  this  at  least  he  has  cer- 
tainly been  successful.  Practically  the  entire  action 
is  in  the  out-of-doors  and  there  are  a  continuous  series 
of  shots  of  mountain  country  that  will  run  some  of  the 
nature  scenics  a  close  second. 

The  story  which  has  been  adapted  from  the  novel 

by  Marah  Ellis  Ryan  provides  attractive  roles  for  the 
principals  but  other  than  that  it  doesn't  boast  of  un- 
usual strength.  It  is  a  western  of  the  dance  hall — 
gold  rush  type  with  its  sequences  rather  loosely  con- 
nected, and  its  situations  based  on  rather  weak  and  un- 
convincing  For  instance  Hamilton 
takes  the  little  girl  from  the  Indians  because  it  isn't 
good  for  her  to  be  with  them  and  evidently  he  pro- 
vides for  her  thereafter  although  he  has  no  reason  for 
doing  so  except  that  perhaps  he  has  fallen  in  love  with 
her.  But  they  fail  to  have  him  indicate  the  fact  to 
a  very  great  extent. 

The  camera  work  and  photography  generally  is  a 
big  thing  in  "That  Girl  Montana."  And  Lucien  An- 
driot, the  cameraman,  deserves  a  goodly  share  of  the 
credit  for  any  success  that  the  picture  may  attain. 

ATontana  Rivers  finally  escapes  from  her  father  who 
had  forced  her  to  wear  boy's  clothing  and  aid  him  in 
his  robbing  and  cheating.  The  girl  is  taken  in  by 
friendly  Indians  who  allow  her  to  remain  in  their 
camp  until  Akkomi,  the  chief,  asks  his  white  friend 
Dan  Overton  to  take  the  girl  away  because  it  is  not 
good  for  her  to  remain  in  the  Indian  camp. 

Dan  provides  for  Tana  and  falls  in  love  with  her 
but  because  of  her  past  life  the  girl  keeps  him  at  a 
distance.  Then  comes  Jim  Harris  who  recognizes 
Tana  as  the  boy  robber  and  when  he  attempts  to 
blacken  her  past  Dan  gives  him  a  beating  which  par- 
alyzes him.  Jim  stays  on  with  Dan  who  regrets  his 
hastiness.  Eventually  Tana's  father  again  appears 
and  demands  that  the  girl  go  away  with  him.  She 
refuses  but  also  hesitates  to  tell  Dan  of  her  trouble. 

In  the  meantime  Jim  has  waited  to  avenge  himself 
against  Tana's  father  because  long  ago  he  had  run 
away  with  his  wife  and  baby.  So  when  the  outlaw 
came,  Jim,  whose  arms  were  still  strong,  strangled  the 
man  and  then  told  Tana  that  she  was  his  daughter, 
the  child  of  the  wife  whom  the  outlaw  had  run  away 
with.    Then  the  clinch  between  Dan  and  Tana. 

Catchlines  and  Stills  in  the  Lobby  Will  Attract 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

If  you  are  looking  for  a  satisfactory  program  pic- 
ture With  an  attractive  atmosphere  and  one  that's  good 
to  look  at  because  of  its  scenery,  then  "That  Girl  Mon- 
tana" will  fit  in  nicely.  The  story  is  an  adequate  one 
of  its  kind  and  the  fact  that  some  things  in  it  aren't 
quite  convincing  perhaps  won't  make  a  great  deal  of 
difference.  There  is  some  good  fight  stuff  that  will 
attract  and  it's  several  good  bits  help  cover  up  the  bad. 

Play  up  the  star's  name  and  show  some  stills  of  her 
in  boy's  clothes.  You  can  also  use  Mahlon  Hamilton's 
name  to  good  advantage.  Should  you  want  to  make 
known  the  character  of  the  story  you  could  say  some- 
thing about  the  gold  rush  days  in  Montana  or  you  can 
go  after  it  from  the  other  angle — that  of  a  girl  who 
was  forced  to  dress  as  a  boy  and  become  a  robber. 

Sunday,  January  2,  1921 




Good  Production  and  Photography  Help  Make  Up  What  Story  Lacks 

Eva  Novak  in 



DIRECTOR Stuart  Paton 

AUTHOR George  Rix 

SCENARIO    BY Charles    Hum    and    Wallace 


CAMERAMAN  Herbert  Glennoh 

AS    A   WHOLE Unusually   well   made    picture 

for  program  type  of  story ;  water  stuff  especially 

very  good 
STORY Nothing    very    new;    old   desert   island 

hero  and  heroine  idea  but  production  is  inter- 
DIRECTION Handles    familiar    story   material 

in  first  rate  fashion ;  allows  players  to  overact 

once  or  twice 


LIGHTINGS Many    night    scenes    particularly 


CAMERA  WORK First  rate 

STAR Certainly  earns  her  money  in  this 

SUPPORT L.  C.  Shumway  overacts;  Jack  Per- 

rin  good  hero ;  others  all  right 

EXTERIORS Mostly  on  island 


DETAIL  Usually  all  right 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Unhappy  wife  cast 

on  desert  island  finds  her  real  mate  there  and  is 

happy  with  him  when  hubby  drinks  himself  to 



Universal  has  taken  a  time  worn  story  and  through 
the  efforts  of  the  director  and  those  in  charge  of  the 
production  generally,  has  come  through  with  a  pro- 
gram picture,  that  while  not  "big"  offers  satisfaction 
through  its  production  value.  There  is  some  very 
good  water  stuff  and  the  usual  desert  island  ingredi- 
ents— all  very  well  done.  4 

There  are  a  good  many  night  scenes  and  the  arc 
and  search  light  have  been  used  splendidly  in  photo- 
graphing these.  There's  one  very  good  shot  of  a 
yacht  illuminated — also  a  night  scene.  The  photo- 
graphy and  camera  work  all  the  way  through  is  first 

Eva  Novak  is  the  star  and  she  certainly  earns  her 
money.  For  the  most  part  it  is  necessary  that  she 
wear  tattered  clothes  and  it  is  to  be  hoped  the  island 
was  located  in  a  warm  climate  otherwise  after  such 
exposure  and  duckings  Eva  must  indeed  have  caught 
cold.  She  carries  the  role  very  well  and  proves  her- 
self a  real  heroine.  L.  C.  Shumway  is  inclined  to  over- 
act in  his  part  of  the  husband.  Jack  Perrin  makes  a 
good  aviator  hero.  Jack  Curtis  makes  the  most  of  a 
character  part. 

Velma  Patton  remains  on  the  deck  of  her  husband's 
yacht  bound  for  the  South  Seas,  while  he  makes  merry 
in  the  cabin  below  with  his  drink-loving  guests, 
among  them  Anne  Mayhew,  former  chorus  girl  but 
not  "attached  to  Patton's  pocketbook."  Velma  goes 
below  and  begs  Sam,  her  husband,  to  stop  drinking 
because  the  doctor  says  it  will  bring  on  a  stroke.  In 
a  rage  Sam  chases  his  wife  up  to  the  deck  but  is  strick- 
en in  the  act  and  believed  by  his  guests  and  Velma 
to  be  dead. 

Later  Velma  leans  too  far  over  the  rail  and  goes 
overboard.  Then  comes  the  desert  island  where  she 
meets  Paul  Mack  who  has  landed  his  hydroplane 
there.  There  is  also  a  derelict  on  the  island  who  de- 
stroys the  plane  and  the  two  are  forced  to  remain 
there.  Eventually  after  a  battle  with  some  moon- 
shiners who  thought  Paul  was  a  revenue  officer,  the 
two  escape. 

Then  Velma  returns  home  to  find  her  husband  alive 
and  the  Mayhew  girl  installed  in  her  place.  Sam  is 
paralyzed  and  has  been  forbidden  to  drink.  Event- 
ually he  cannot  resist  it  and  the  liquor  kills  him 
leaving  Paul  and  Velma  free  to  marry. 

Use  the  Star's  Name  and  Tell  Them  About  the  Desert  Island  Action 

Box   Office   Analysis  for   the   Exhibitor 

You  can' book  this  picture  and  most  likely  give  ad- 
equate satisfaction  with  it.  The  production  provided 
helps  in  no  small  way  to  cover  up  the  familiar  situa- 
tions which  comprise  this  story  adapted  from  George 
;Rix's  "Out  of  the  Sunset."  Talk  about  the  production 
and  tell  them  there  are  many  interesting  bits  that 
take  place  on  the  island. 

You    might    also    mention    some    very    good    night 

stuff.  It  is  really  very  good.  Use  the  name  of  the 
new  Universal  star  and  you  can  attract  with  catch- 
lines  such  as :  "If  you  believed  your  husband  dead 
and  returned  to  your  home  with  a  new  found  love  and 
then  was  greeted  by  a  husband  who  had  never  re- 
spected you  and  was  now  a  cripple,  what  would  you 
do?  That  is  the  situation  faced  by  Eva  Novak  in 
'The  Torrent,'  her  latest  Universal  picture. 


Release  Date 

Footage     Reviewed       Release  Date 

Footage     Reviewed 




(Distributed  through  Pathe  Exchanges) 

A   Light  Woman    7,000 

The    Gamesters     ( Margarita     Fisher) 6,000 

The    Blue    Moon    (Elinor    Field-Pell    Trenton) .  .6,000 
Their    Mutual    Child    (Margarita    Fisher-Nigel 

Barry)      6,000 


Thomas  H.   Ince  Productions 

Homespun   Folks   (Lloyd   Hughes-All- Star) 6,000 

Lying    Lips    (House    Peters-Florence    Vidor) .  .6,000 

J.  Parker  Read,  Jr.,  Productions 

The  Leopard  Woman   (Louise  Glaum) 7,000 

A   Hhousand   to    One    (Hobart    Bosworth) 6,000 

Love    ( Louise    Glaum    6,000 

Allan   Dwan  Productions 

The    Forbidden    Thing     (James     Kirkwood-All- 

Star) 6,000 

Maurice  Tourneur  Productions 

The   Last  of   the   Mohicans   (Barbara   Bedford- 
All-Star     6,000 

Mack  Sennett  Productions 

A  Small  Town  Idol  (Ben  Turpin) 5,000 


For  the  Soul  of  Rafael  (Clara  Kimball  Young). 6,000 

Keep  to  the  Right  (Edith  Taliaferro) 6,000 

Whispering    Devils    (Conway    Tearle) 6,000 

Mid-Channel    (Clara   Kimball  Young) 6,000 


Behold  My   Wife   (Geo.   Melford   Prod.) 6,556 

The    Sins    of    Rosanne    (Ethel    Clayton) 4,862 

Always   Audacious    (Wallace   Reid) 5,101 

Her  Husband's  Friend  (Enid  Bennett) 4,539 

Frisky   Mrs.   Johnson    (Billie    Burke) 5,536 

Burglar   Proof    ( Bryant    Washburn) 4,495 

Idols   of    Clay    (Mae    Murray) 

The   Romantic  Adventuress    (Dorohy   Dalton) .  .4,736 
Conrad   in   Quest   of   His   Youth    (Thomas 

Meighan)     5,926 

Flying    Pat    (Dorothy    Gish) 4,867 

The   Life   of   the   Party    (Roscoe   Arbuckle) 4,944 

Heliotrope    (Cosmopolitan    Prod.)     6,367 

To  Please  One  Woman  (Lois  Weber  Prod.) 6086 

An    Amateur    Devil     (Bryant    Washburn) 4464 

The   Testing    Block    (William   S.   Hart) 5972 

Silk  Hosiery   (Enid   Bennett)    4556 

The   Bait    (Maurice   Tourneur   Prod.) 5,289 

The    Jucklins     (George    Melford    Prod.) 6,023 

The   Charm   School   (Wallace  Reid) 4,743 

The    Education   of   Elizabeth    (Billie    Burke) 

The  Inside  of  the  Cup  (Cosmopolitan  Prod.) 

The    Rookie's    Return    (MacLean-Inee    Prod.) .  .4,123 

Midsummer   Madness    (Wm.    DeMille   Prod.) 5.908 

Paying  the   Piper    (Geo.    Fitzmaurice   Prod.) 

The   Frontier   of   the   Stars    (Thos.   Meighan) 


While   New   York    Sleeps    (All-Star) 7,000 

If   I   Were    King    (William    Farnum) 7,000 

The  White  Moll   (Pearl  White) 7,000 

The  Skywayman  (Lieut.  Ormer  Locklear) 7,000 

The  Face  at  Your  Window  (Special  Cast) 7,000 

My   Lady's   Dress    (Special    Cast) 7,000 

Over  the  Hill  to  the  Poorhouse 7,000 

A  Connecticut  Yankee  in  King  Arthur'  Court.. 7, 000 

William  Farnum  Series 

The    Joyous    Troublemaker 6000 

The    Scuttlers    6,000 

Drag    Harlan    6,000 

Pearl  White  Series 

The   Thief    6.000 

The    Tiger's    Cub    6,000 

The   Mountain   Woman    6,000 

Tom  Mix   Series 

Three    Gold    Coins    5,000 

The    Untamed    5,000 

The   Texan 6,000 

Prairie    Trails     6,000 

Louise  Lovely 

The  Little  Grey  Mouse 6,000 

William  Russell  Series 

The  Man   Who   Dared 5,000 

The  Challenge  of  the  Law 5,000 

The   Iron    Rider    5,000 

Shirley  Mason  Series 

The   Little   Wanderer    5,000 

Merely    Mary    Ann     5000 

Girl  of  My  Heart   5,000 

Flame    of    Youth    5,000 

George  Walsh  Series 

From   Now    On    5,000 

Number    17     5,000 

The     Plunger     .5,000 

20th   Century   Brand  _ 

The    Husband    Hunter    (Eileen    Percy) 5,000 

Sunset    Sprague    (Buck    Jones) 5.000 

Just    Pals    (Buck   Jones)    5,000 

Beware   of   the    Bride    (Eileen    Percy) S.000 

The  'Rangers    (Buck   Jones) 5.000 












































9-5-20       Nov. 



In  the  Heart  of  a  Fool   (Allan   Dwan  Prod.)  ..  .7,000 

Curtain   (Katherine  MacDonald)    5,000 

Harriet   and   the   Piper    (Anita   Stewart) 5,900 

The    Branded    Woman    (Norma   Talmadge) 5,000 

The    Master    Mind    (Lionel    Barrymore) 6,541 

What   Women   Love    (Annette   Kellerman) 6,377 

Peaceful    Valley     (Charles    Ray) 6,256 

Nomads    of    the    North    (Curwood    Prod.) 5,200 

Twin    Beds    (Mr.   and    Mrs.   Carter   DeHaven) . .  .5560 

Old    Dad    (Mildred    Harris    Chaplin) 6,000 

The    Devil's    Garden    (Lionel    Barrymore) 5,600 

Dangerous     Business     (Constance    Talmadge) ..  .5,118 

Love,   Honor  and    Behave   (Mack   Sennett) 5,000 

Unseen    Forces    (All-Star)     6,000 

Dinty      (Wesley      Harry)      6,000 

The   Truth    About    Husbands    (Bennett    Prod.) ..  6,979 





Nobody's   Girl    (Billie   Rhodes) 5,000  

Bonnie  May    (Bessie   Love)    5,000  

The    Midlanders    (Bessie    Love)     ..5,000  


Fall    of    a    Saint 6,000 

Out    of    the    Darkness 6.000 

Infatuation    of    Youth    6,000 

The    Edge    of    Youth    6,000 

Branded     6,000 

The    Thinker     .....' 6,000 

In  the   Clutches   of   the   Hindoo    (Serial) 


What    Happened    to    Rosa    (.Mabel    Normand)  ..  .4,148 

The   Branding  Iron    (All-Star   Cast) 6,569 

His   Own    Law    5,947 

The    Penalty     (Lon    Chaney) 6,730 

The   Song  of   the   Soul    (Vivian    Martin) 5,300 

The    Great    Lover    6,000 

Godless     Men      6,367 

Just    Out    of    College    4.779 

Roads   of    Destiny    

The    Highest    Bidder 4,960 

Prisoners   of   Love    

The    Concert     

Guile    of    Women    

Bunty     Pulls    the    Strings     6,255 

Hold   Your    Horses    4,610 

A    Voice    in    the    Dark 4,255 

Way    Dov 

D.    W.    GRIFFITH,    INC. 




W.    W.    HODKINSON    CORP. 
Distributing  through  Pathe) 

J.   L.   Frothingham   Prod. 

The   Broken  Gate   (Bcss!c    Barriscale)    .... 
J.   Parker   Read,  Jr.     Prod. 

The    Brute   Master    (Hobart    Bosworth) 5.600 

Love    (Louise    Glaum)     6,200 

Robert   Brunton   Productions 

The    Coast    of    Opportunity     (Kerrigan) 6,000 

Benj.   B.  Hampton  and   Eltinge  F.   Warner   Prod. 

The  Dwehuip    I'la.-e  of   Light 6,000 

The   U.    P.    Trail    6,500 

National   Film   Corp. 

The    Kentucky    Colonel    (Joseph    Dowling) 6.000 

Irvin  V.   Willat    Prod. 

Down     Home     7,000 

Dial   Film   Co. 

The    Tiger's    Coat    (Myrtle    Stedman) 

Hugo   Ballin   Prod. 

Pagan    Love    5.F00 


Blackmail    (Vio'a   Dana) 6,000 

The    Sapheacl    (  Crane- KeKaton  >     6,000 

Body    and    Soul     (Alice    Lake) 6,000 

The    Fatal    Hour    (All-Star)    6,000 

Are  All  M,en   Alike?   (May   Allison) 6,000 





Someone    In    the    House    (All-Star) 6.000 

Pollv    With   a    Past    (Ina    Claire) 6,000 

Hearts     Are    Trumps     (All-Star) 6,000 

The    Misleading   Lady    (Bert    Lytell) 6,000 

Cinderella's    Twin    (Viola    Dana) 6,000 

S.   L.   Productions 

Love,    Honor    and    Obey 5,000 

Nazimova  Productions 

M  adame    Peacock     5,000 

Dec.       6     Billions      6,000 

C.   E.   Shurtleff   Prod. 

Nov.   22     The    Star    Rover    (All-Star) 6,000 


Oct        3     The    Riddle:    Woman    (Gcraldine    Farrar) 6,000 

10      Forbidden   Valley   (Gordon   McAvoy) 6,000 

24  Half   a    Chance    (Mahlon    Hamilton) 7,000 

31      The    Ih  u-      Changers    <n.    B.    Hampton) 6,000 

Nov.     7     A     Beggar    in    Purple    (Edgar    Lewis) 6.000 

21      Her    Unwilling    Husband     (Blanche    Sweet) 5,000 

25  The    Devil    to    Pav    (Fritzi     Brunette-  Roy 

Stewart)      6,000 

Dec.       5      Dice    of     Destiny     (H.     B.    Warner) 5,000 

19     Empire   of    Dian    mds    (Perret    Prod.) 6.000 

26  Rogues    ami     Romance     (Seitz-Caprice) 6,000 

Jan.       2     The    Girl    Montana    (Blanche    Sweet) 5,000 










9  19-20 

10  24-20 

12  26  20 

10  .1  20 

10-17  20 

10-.;  l  20 

10-31  20 

1  1  7  20 
















To  the 

Notion  Picture 
Industry ! 

and  This  Means 
Every  Man  Jack  of  )i>u 



Advertising  Men 

Publicity  Men 








Put  Your  Shoulder  to  the  Wheel! 
There's  a  Task  to  Be  Done! 



International  Statesman, 

Has  asked  the  Motion  Picture  Industry 

To  Save 




THE    HON.    FRANKLIN    K.    LANE 

Proven   Friend   of  the 
Motion  Picture  Industry,  Is 


From  the  fullness  of  his  knowledge,  resulting  from  im- 
portant service  abroad  during  the  late  World  War,  Mr. 
Hoover  is  passing  on  to  the  American  public  the  grave 
necessity  of  stretching  out  a  helping  hand  to  innocent 
sufferers  from  the  Holocaust  of  Hate. 

He  pleads  in  the  name  of  charity  first.  Three  million,  five 
hundred  lives  will  be  snuffed  out  before  another  harvest  is 
garnered  unless  aid  is  rushed.  Ten  Dollars  will  save  a 

The  movement  is  of  almost  equal  importance  because  of 
its  relation  to  international  affairs.  Starving  millions  on 
one  side  of  the  Atlantic  mean  disordered  millions  on  the 

Think  of  this  as  a  charity  of  necessity ! 



The  National  Association  of  the  Motion  Picture  Industry 
and  Motion  Picture  Theatre  Owners  of  America 

Actincj  as  Spokesmen  • 

JAN  II ARY  »6  i  h 

Ha*  Been  Designated  ^^^^  li  ' 




Covering  Every  Community  in  the  Country 


The  American  Relief  Administration,  the  American  Red  Cross,  the 
American  Friends'  Service  Committee,  the  Jewish  Joint  Distribution 
Committee,  the  Federal  Council  of  Churches  of  Christ  in  America, 
the  Knights  of  Columbus,  the  Young  Men's  Christian  Association,  the 
Young  Women's  Christian  Association,  and  the  Literary  Digest  Appeal 
have  been  enlisted  in  the  tremendous  drive  for  funds  which  is  to  be 
made  on  Motion  Picture  Day. 

These  organizations  will  work  out  the  details  for  the  work  of  mercy 
in  conjunction  with  each  and  every  motion  picture  man  who  gets  in 
touch  with  them. 

There  will  be  speakers  of  prominence  to  help  arouse  interest.  There 
will  be  a  general  plan  of  operation  suggested  in  Motion  Picture  Trade 
Papers  later.  Any  plan  which  may  be  devised  to  collect  plenty  of 
money  will  be  considered  a  good  plan. 

There  are  250,000  Lives  to  Save.  There  Must  Be  Ten  Dollars  for 
Every  Life.  Our  Goal  Is  Two  Million,  Five  Hundred  Thousand 



The  Motion  Picture  Industry  is  essentially  "of  the 
people" — or  of  the  masses.  Figuring  only  in  the 
most  practical  and  sordid  way,  it  would  be  good 
business  for  the  motion  picture  industry  to  spend 
Ten  Dollars  to  save  the  life  of  any  child.  The  per 
capita  expenditure  for  motion  pictures  these  days  is 
a  lot  higher  than  Ten  Dollars  in  seventy  years,  the 
normal  lifetime. 

In  a  higher  plane,  what  industry  owes  more  to  the 
people — and  to  the  children?  It's  the  genuine  heart- 
tug  between  motion  pictures  and  the  people  that  has 
resulted  in  the  tremendous  development  of  our 
business.  We're  the  people's  dearest  friend — it's 
their  right  to  come  to  us  for  help. 

And  from  still  another  angle — and  you  motion  pic- 
ture folks  everywhere  ought  to  give  this  a  lot  of 
thought: — The  time  is  at  hand  when  the  motion 
picture  industry  ought  to  welcome  any  opportunity 
to  prove  its  tremendous  strength,  either  for  public 
welfare  or  for  its  own  protection. 



President,  N.  A.  M.  P.  I. 

We're  with  you  in  the  drive  for  the  Starving 
Children  of  Europe  and  the  honor  of  our  industry. 
Count  on  us  for  full  support. 

(Owner  or  Manager) . 

(Theatre) . 

(Address) . 

Mail  this  coupon  to 

Hoover  Relief  Motion  Picture  Division 

West  49th  Street,  New  York  City 


is  an  interesting,  entertaining,  and  highly 
convincing  tabloid  feature  (150  feet  in 
length),  which  has  been  prepared  for  use 
in  motion  picture  theatres  to  tell  the 
Starving  Children  story  to  the  public. 
Prints  are  available  through  the  various 
distributing  companies  for  the  territories 
designated : 


SELECT    Boston,   Indianapolis, 


PARAMOUNT   New  York,  Des  Moines, 


ROBERTSON-COLE    Albany,  Kansas  City, 


UNIVERSAL   Los  Angeles,  Oklahoma 


GOLDWYN  Detroit,  Omaha,  Denver 

VITAGRAPH     Buffalo,  Dallas,  Salt  Lake 


PATHE    Pittsburgh,   San   Fran- 
cisco, Portland 

METRO   Philadelphia,  St.  Louis, 

Washington,  D.  C. 

FOX    Cincinnati,  New   Haven 

REALART Cleveland,  Seattle 

FIRST  NATIONAL  Chicago,  Minneapolis, 

New   Orleans 

Emergency  Prints  at  the  Following  Cities: — 
Butte,  Spokane,  Wichita,  Sioux  Falls,  Fort  Smith, 
Memphis — from    the   Universal    Film   Mfg.   Co. 

Get  a  Print  Now  and  Run  It  at  Every 
Show  From  Now  Until  January  26. 

HERE'S  the  dotted  lime 

Si$n  NOW! 

Release  Date                                                                                    Footage  Reviewed 


Thoughtless   Women    (Alma    Rubens)     6,000  11-21-20 

Place  of  Honeymoons   (Emily  Stevens) 6,000  

Where  Is  My  Husband  (Jose  Collins) 6,000 

What   Women    Want    viJouise   Huff) 5,000  

Finders  Keepers   (Violet  Mersereau) 5,000  

Midnight    Gambols    (Marie    Doro) 6,000  6-27-20 

Bubbles    (Mary   Anderson)    5,000  

The  Inner  Voice   (E.   K.   Lincoln) 6,000 

His   Brother's   Keeper    (Martha   Maiisfield) 6,000  

A  Moment's  Madness  (Marguerite  Namara) ...  .6,000  

Out  of  the  Depths  (Violet  Mersereau) 5,0000  

Empty  Arms   (Gail  Kane) 5,000  

Idle  Hands   (Gail   Kane)    5,000  

A  Good  Woman   (Gail  Kane) 5,000  


The    Stealers    (Cabanne)     7,700  9-26-20 

So   Long  Letty   (Christie)    6,000  11-14-20 

A   Slave  of   Vanity    (Pauline   Frederick) 5,300  11-28-20 

Kismet    (Otis    Skinner)     8,000  10-31-20 

"813"    (Arsene    Lupin)     6,100  

The  Little  'Fraid  Lady   (Mae  Marsh) 6,000  


An  Arabian   Knight    (Sessue   Hayakawa) 5,000  8-15-20 

Big    Happiness    (Dustin    Farnum) 7,000  9-5-20 

Li    Tang    Lang    (Sessue   Hayakawa) 5,000  7-11-20 

Moon    Madness    (All-Star    Cast)    6,000  -M-20 

Occasionally  Yours   (Lew   Cody)    6,000  10-17-20 

Superior  Pictures 

The  Brand  of  Lopez   (Sessue  Hayakawa) 5,000  4-3-20 

The   Devil's  Claim   (Sessue  Hayakawa) 5,000  5-16-20 

The  Flame  of  Hellgate   (Beatriz  Michelina) ...  .5,000 

The  Notorious   Mrs.   Sands   (Bessie   Barriscale)  .5.000  

The   Third   Woman    (All-Star    Cast) 5,000 

The   Woman   Who   Understood    (Bessie    Barris- 
cale;       5,000  


Special  Features 

The   Deep   Purple    (Walsh)    7,000  5-16-20 

The   Law  of  the   Yukon    (Miller) 6,000  9-D-20 

The    Soul   of    Youth    (Taylor) 6,000  8-22-20 

The    Furnace    (Wm.    D.    Taylor    Prod.) 6,882  11-28-20 

Star   Productions 

Sweet    Lavender    (Mary    Miles    Minter)      5.000  10-10-20 

Food   for   Scandal    (Wanda   Hawley) 5,000  10-31-20 

You   Never   Can   Tell    (Bebe   Daniels) 5,000  10-10-20 

Nov.  Her    Beloved    Villain     (Wanda    Hawley) 4,646  

Eyes   of  the   Heart    (Mary   Miles   Minter) 5,000  11-7-20 

The    New    York    Idea    (Alice    Brady) 6,181  12-12-20 

Blackbirds    (Justine    Johnstone)     4,979  12-12-20 

Oh.  Lady,    Lady    (Bebe    Daniels) 4,212  12-26-20 


Selznick   Pictures   (Distributed  by   Select   Exchanges) 

Red  Foam   (Ralph  Ince  Special) 5,000  

The    Daughter    Pays    (Elaine    Hammerstein) ....  5,000  11-28-20 

Everybody's    Sweetheart    (Olive    Thomas) 5,000  10-24-20 

The   Sin   That  Was  His    (Wm.   Faversham)    ...6,000  12-12-20 

Broadway   and   Home    (Eugene   O'Brien)    5,800  .12-26-20 

Select   Pictures    (Distributed  by   Select   Exchanges) 

Just   Outside  the  Door    (Edith   Hallor) 5,000  8-30-20 

Seeds   of   Vengeance   (Bernard   Dunning) 5,000  11-14-20 

The  Valley  of   Doubt    (Special   Cast) 5,000 

National   Pictures    (Distributed  through    Select   Exchanges) 

Marooned  Hearts    (Conway   Tearle) 5,000  10-17-20 

Out  of  the  Snows   (Ralph   Ince) 5,000  11-14-20 

The    Palace    of    Darkened    Windows     (Special 

Cast     5,000  12-12-20 

Who  Am  I  ?   (Special  Cast) 5,000  


Jan.              Squandered     Lives     12-19-20 

The    Hundredth    Chance     

Mr.   Wu    4,650  12-26-20 

The  Lure  of  Crooning  Water 


May    23     Romance   (Doris  Keane)    7,000  5-23  20 

June    13     The    Mollycoddle    (Douglas    Fairbanks) 6,000  6-20-20 

June    27      Suds    (Mary    Pickford)     5,000  7-4-20 

Sept.     5     The    Love    Flower    (Griffith    Prod.) 6,000  8-29-20 

Dec.      5     The   Mark   of   Zorro    (Douglas   Fairbanks) 7,500  12-5-20 


Jewel  Features 

Under   Crimson   Skies    (Elmo    Lincoln) 6,000  6-6-20 

Breath    of   the   Gods    (Tsuru   Aoki) 6,000  8-1-20 

Once  to  Every  Woman   (Dorothy   Phillips) 6,000  8-29-20 

Universal   Features 

Once  a   Plumber   (Lyons  and   Moran) 5,000  9-19-20 

Pink    Tights    (Gladys    Walton) 5,000  9-19-20 

Sundown    Slim    (Harry    Carey) 5,000  9-26-20 

The    Marriage    Pit    (Frank    Mayo) 5,000  10-3-20 

Wanted   at   Headquarters    (Eva   Novak) 5,000  10-10-20 

The   Gilded    Dream    (Carmel    Myers) 5,000  10-24-20 

Fixed   by    George    (Lyons-Moran)     5,000  10-31-20 

West   is   West    (Harry    Carey) 5,000  11-28-20 

Honor    Bound    (Frank    Mayo)     5,000  11-7-20 

Risky     Business     (Gladys    Walton) 5,000  11-28-20 

Beautifully    Trimmed    (Carmel    Myers)     5,000  12-12-20 

White    Youth    (Edith    Roberts) 5,000  12-19-20 

Two  Kinds  of  Love   4,698  12-26-20 


Alice  Joyce 

Dollars    and    the    Woman 6,000  5-30-20 

The    Prey     A 6,000  10-10-20 

The   Vice   of   Fools 5,000  11-14-20 

Earle  Williams 

A   Master    Stroke    5,000  

Release  Date  Footage     Reviewed 

The   Purple   Cipher    5,000  

The    Romance    Promoters    5,000  — — ^ 

Corinne  Griffith 

Hab's    Candidate    5,000  7-4-20 

The    Whisper    Market     5,000  8-29-20 

The    Broadway     Bubble     5,000  11-21-20 

Harry  T.   Morey 

The   Sea    Rider    5,000  5-30-20 

The     Gauntlet     5,000  7-25-20 

Super   Features 

The   Courage  of  Marge   O'Doone    (Curwood)  ...  7,000  6-6-20 

Trumpet    Island    (Tom    Terriss) 7,000  10-17-20 

Dead    Men    Tell    No    Tales    (Tom    Terriss) 7,000  12-19-20 


Up   in   Mary's  Attic    (Fine   Arts) 5,000  8-1-20 

A    Woman's    Business    (lans).. 5,000  8-1-20 

Fickle    Women    (D.    N.    Schwab) 5,000  8-15-20 

Heritage    (W.    L.    Roubert) 5,000  8-15-20 

The     vVhite    Rider     (Masterpiece) 5,000  8-22-20 

The  Servant  in  tlie  House   (Film   Booking  Of.). 8,000  "8-22-20 

Democracy    (Democracy    Photoplay)     6,000  8-29-20 

Girls   Don't  Gamble    (D.    N.    Schwab) 5,000  9-5-20 

Love's    Battle    (Climax    Film)     5,000  9-12-20 

Headin'    Home    (Yankee    Photoplay) 5,000  9-26-20 

Honeymoon    Ranch    (Bert    Lubin) 5,000  10-24-20 

Uncle  Sam  of  Freedom   Ridge    (Harry  Levey)  .  .7,000  10-3-20 

Voices    (Victor    Kremer)    6,000  10-3-20 

The  Victim   (C.   B.  C.  Film  Sales  Corp.) 6,000  

The   Good   Bad   Wife   (Vera   McCord   Prod.) 5,000  10-24-20 

The   Woman   Untamed    (Pyramid)    5,000  10-31-20 

Fabiola    (H.    B.    Marinelli)    5,000  10-31-20 

The    Unfortunate   Sex    (Frank    Gersten) 5,000  10-31-20 

Youth's     Desire     (Forward     Film) 5,000  

It   Might   Happn   to   You    (S.   &   E.    Ent.) 5,000  11-14-20 

Smiling  All  the  Way   (D.   N.    Schwab) 5,000  11-21-20 

Dangerous  Love   (C.-B.   C.   Film   Sales   Corp.) .  .6,000  

Isabel    (Geo.    H.    Davis) 6,000  12-5-20 

The   Price  of  Silence   (Sunrise  Pictures) ■ 

When   Dawn   Came   (Producers   Security ,5,900  12-26-20 



December   Releases 


Dabbling    in*  Art    (Mack    Sennett) 

Bungalow    Troubles    (Mack    Sennett)     

Fatty   at   Coney   Island    (Arbuckle) 

Paramount   Magazine 

Four   more   issues,   one   each   week Each 

Burton   Holmes  Travel  Pictures 

In     Finisterre     

Malayan   Motor    Roads    

The    Snowbound    Pyrennees     

Quaint    Kuala    Lumpur     

Post  Nature  Pictures 

Indian     Summer      

Burlingham  Adventure   Pictures 

The    Jungfrau    Railway     ■. 

Paramount-Arbuckle    Comedy 

Jan.     10     A    CoVmtry    Hero 

Paramount- Mack   Sennett  Comedies 

Jan.       9      Dabbling    in    Art     

2S      Bungalow    Troubles     

Paramount-Burton   Holmes   Travel   Pictures 

Jan.       2      Bordeaux    to    Lourdes     

9      Catching    Up    in    Canton     

16      Beautiful     Bermuda      

23     Old    Malacca     

30     Under    Cuban    Skies    

Paramount    Magazine 

Jan.       2     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon    by    Moser... 
9     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon    by    Bailey.. 

16     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon    by    Hurd... 

23     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon   by    Sullivan. 

30     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon    by    Moser.. 
Paramount-Post   Nature   Picture 

Jan.       9      Victory    Mountain    

Paramount-Burlingham  Adventure   Picture 

Jan.    2i     Wildest     Wales      


Century  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  A  Blue  Ribbon  Mut.  A.  Lyin,  Tamer,  Twin 
Crooks,   A   Fishy    Story,   Hot   Dog,    Laughing   Gas,   Tails   Win. 

Red  Rider  Series  (Leonard  Chapham)  (2  reels)  :  A  Son  of  the  North,  The 
Girl  and  the  Law,  Big  Stakes,  When  th  Devil  Laughed,  The 
Forest  Runners,  The  Timber  Wolf. 

Star  Comdies  (Lyons-Moran)  (1  reel)  :  Over  the  Garden  Wall,  Mops  and 
Hops,  My  Lady's  Ankle,  Hearts  and  Clubs,  Maid's  A-Courting, 
Romeo  and  Juliet,  Shapes  and  Scrapes,  A  Movie  Bug,  For- 
bidden  Brew. 

Westrn  and  Railroad  Dramas  (2  reels)  :  In  Wrong  Wright,  Cinders, 
Double  Danger,  The  Two-Fisted  Lover,  Tipped  Off,  Supersti- 
tion,  The   Brand   Plotter'   The   Smiler. 

International   News:      Issued  every   Tuesday  and   Saturday. 

Serials:  The  Flaming  Disk  (18  episodes);  The  Vanishing  Dagger  (18 
episodes)  ;  The  Dragon's  Net  (15  episodes)  ;  King  of  the  Circus 
(Eddie  Polo). 


Nov      7     The   Fatal   Diamond    (Ruth  of  the  Rockies  No.   11) 2 

The    Open    Window    (Phantom    Fo    No.    4) 2 

Insulting  the  Sultan   (Snub  Pollard) 1 

Release  Date 

Nov.   14     The  Secret  Order   (Ruth  of  the   Rockies  No.   12) 2 

The  Tower  Room   (Phantom  Foe  No.   S) 2 

The   Sand   Man    (Vanity    Fair   Girls) 1 

Nov.  21     The   Surprise  Attack    (Ruth   of   the   Rockies   No.    13) 2 

The   Crystal   Ball    (Phantom   Foe   No.   6) 2 

Snub  Pollard  Comedy   (no  title  yet) 1 

Nov.  28     Regina   Island    (Ruth   of   the    Rockies   No.    14) 2 

Gunfire    (Phantom    Foe   No.    7) 2 

Queens  Up    (Vanity   Fair   Girls) .• 1 

Dec.  '  5     The  Hidden  Treasure   (Ruth  of  the  Rockies  No.   15) 2 

The  Man  Trap   (Phantom  Foe  No.  8) 2 

To    Catch   a   Thief    (Velvet   Fingers   No.    1)    (Geo.    B.   Seitz 

Seitz   and    Marguerite    Courtot)    3 

Snub   Pollard   Comedy    (no  title   yet) 1 

Dec      12     The  Mystic  Summons   (Phontom   Foe  No.   9) 2 

The  Face   Behind  the   Curtain   (Velvet  Fingers  No.  2) 2 

Vanity  Fair  Girls   (no  title  yet) 2 

Pathe  News  and  Topics  of  the  Day:     Once  a  week. 


Facts  and  Follies  Series  (1  reel)  :  Babes  in  Bearskin,  Call  Me  Daddy, 
Down  Beside  the  Seaside,  Knockout  Maggie,  Professor  Was 
Right,   Running  Romeos,  Two's   Company,  Young  Ideas. 

Luke   McLuke's   Film-Osophy   (.yi   reel). 

The  Sonny  Series  (2  reels). 


Edgar  Comdies  (2  reels):  Edgar  Camps  Out,  Edgar's  Jonah  Day,  Ed- 
gar's Sunday  Courtship,  Edgar  Takes  the  Cake,  Edgar  the  Ex- 
plorer,  Get-Rich-Quick   Edgar,   Edgar's   Little   Saw. 

Ford  Educational  Weekly  (1  reel):  Air'istocracy,  Having  a  Circus,  Start- 
ing Life,  Showing  Young  Life,  In  the  Glory  of  the  Past,  Be- 
tween Friends,  For  the  Future,  The  Way  of  the  West,  Timber- 
lust,  What  the  Ocean  Hides,  Nassau  (Bahama  Islands),  In  Ari- 
zona,  Number  Please   (Telephon),   Hurry   Slowly    (Safety). 

Goldwyn-Bray  Pictographs  (1  reel):  The  Island  of  the  Mist,  Through  the 
Earth,  What  Is  Your  Body  Worth?,  A  Paradise  for  Birds,  Ven- 
ice of  the  Orient,  Action  of  the  Human  Heart,  The  Riveter, 
The  Human  Voice. 

Goldwyn-Bray  Comics  (1  reel):  Judge  Rummy  in  Shedding  a  Profiteer 
(Lampoons);  Lampoons:  Happy  Hooligan  in  Apollo,  Cupids 
Advice,  Happy  Hooldini,  Judge  Rummy  in  The  Prize  Dance, 
judge  Rummy  in  The  Sponge  Man,  Shenanigan  Kids  in  Hunt- 
ing  Big  Game. 

Capitol  Comedies  (2  reels,  distributed  by  Goldwyn)  :  In  and  Out,  Knock- 
ing 'Em  Cold,  Hearts  and  Hammers,  Artistic  Enemies,  Fingers 
and  Pockets,  Love  on  Rollers,  At  It  Again,  Professional  Ethics, 
When  Martin  Gits  Here,  Ged  Ap  Napoleon. 


A  Rare  Bird   (Monte  Banks) 2 

His   Naughty   Night   (Banks)    2 

Nearly    Married    (Banks)     2 

A    Bedroom    Scandal    ( Banks)    2 


A  Burlesque  on  Carmen    (Charies  Chaplin)    3 

The  Champion   (Charles  Chaplin) 2 

Work   (Charles  Chaplin)    2 

By  the  Sea    (Charles  Chaplin)    •« 


Billy  Franey  Comedies  (1  reel)  :  Fixing  Lizzie,  Getting  His  Goat,  Dry 

Texas  Guinan  Comedies  (1  reel):  The  Whit  Squaw,  A  Moonshine  Feud, 
Girl  of  the  Rancho,  The  Desert  Vulture. 

Alice  Howells  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  Squirrel  Time,  Convict's  Happy  Bride, 
Good  Night  Nurse,  Lunatics  and  Politics. 

Milburn-Moranti  Comedies  (2  reels)  :     Jealousy,  Lazy  Lem,  Double  Trouble. 

Napoleon  &  SaUy  Comedies  (1  reel)  :  Their  First  Flivver,  The  Deserter, 
Dreamy   Chinatown,   Perils  of  the   Beach. 

Matty  Roubert   (2  reels)  :     Circus  Days,  She's  a  Vamp. 

Gale  Henry  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  The  Champeon,  The  Movies,  Help,  Heir- 

Royal  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  Where  Are  Your  Husbands,  When  the  Cat's 


Chestr  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  Four  Times  Foiled,  An  Overall  Hero,  The 
Big  Show,  A  Trayfull  of  Trouble,  The  One  Best  Bet,  You  d  Be 

Mermaid  Comedies  (2  reels):  A  Fresh  Start,  Duck  Inn,  Dynamite,  Non- 
sense, The  Simp,  April  Fool,  High  and  Dry. 

Torchy  Comedies  (2  reels):  Torchy,  Torchy  Comes  Through  Torchy  in 
High,  Torchy's  Millions,  Torchy  Turns  Cupid,  Torchy  s  Double 

Christie  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  Kiss  Me  Caroline,  A  Seaside  Siren,  Out  for 
the  Night,  Seven  Bald  Pates,  Don't  Blame  the  Stork,  Striking 
Models,  A  Homespun  Hero,  Shuffle  the  Queens,  Going  Through 
the  Rye,  Mr.  Fatima,  Wedding  Blues,  Back  from  the  Front, 
Dining  Room,   Kitchen  and  Sink. 

Specials  (1  reel)  :  Modern  Centaurs,  Valley  of  10,000  Smokes,  Babe  Ruth 
_How  He  Knocks  His  Home  Runs,  The  Race  of  the  Age 
(Man   o'   War— 2   reels),  Art  of   Diving   (Annette   Kellerman). 

Bruce  Scenics  (1  reel):  Hope  of  Adventure  The  Great  Mirror,  The  Log 
of  Laviajera,  The  Song  of  the  Paddle,  Wanderlust,  Solitude, 
The  Castaway,  By  Schooner  to  Skagway,  Tropical  Nights,  The 
Banana  SSpecial,  The  Explorers,  The  Isle  of  Desire,  The  Busi- 
ness of  Camping. 

Chester  Outings  (1  reel):  Pigs  and  Kava,  Wanted— An  Elevator  Dreams 
Come  True,  Adam  and  Eve  in  the  Andes,  Bear  With  Us,  Pyr- 
ennees   and   Wooden   Legs,    One   Drop   Was   Enough,   Old   Bud- 

Release  Date 

dha's  Maze,  Some  More  Samoa,  Wooly  Bits  and  Monkey  Hits, 
The  Tamer  the  Wilder,  The  Trail  to  Wedon'tcarewhere,  Too 
Much  Overhead,  Seven  League  Booters,  Balling  the  Junk,  Col- 
lector of  Craniums,  Pipe  the  Penguin,  Mad  Hatters,  Lovely 
Maoriland,  Frozen  Thunder,  Ignazu  the  Exquisite,  Getting  a 
Polish,  Swat  the  Landlord,  There  is  No  Santa  Claus,  Rookeries 
and  Squawkeries,  Crowning  King  Blizzard,  Frivolous  Fijis. 
Screenics  (1  reel)  :  Troubadours  of  the  Sky,  Forbidden  Fames,  Horseshoe 
Bridal  Veil,  Foam  Fantasies,  Great  American  Yawn — Getting 
His  Angora,  Chosen  '  Waters — South  Sea  Naiads,  They  All 
Turned  Turtle — Family  Trees,  Through  Winding  Walls — 
Climbing  Cataracts,  Mules  and  Gobtalk,  Sea  Planets — Apart- 
ments For  Rent,  Fine  Feathers — They  Forgot  the  Town,  Out 
of  the   Past,   Then   Company   Came,   No   Hope  or   the   Drys. 


Herbert    Kaufman    Editorials 

A    Good    Fellow    


Pity    the    Poor    

Society     Bad- Man      

Dictionary   of    Success    

'A    Certain    Rich    Man 

The    Battler   and    the    Bottler. 

Who    Threw    the    Brick 


Little   Red  Riding  Hood 


Branded  Four  (Ben  Wilson  and  Neva  Gerber),  15 

episodes     Each       2 

Prizma   Pictures  , 

Death,    Where   Is   Thy    Sting 1 

Selznick   News 

Twice   each   week    * 


One  each   week    * 


September,    October   and   November 

Sunshine   Comedies 

Chase     Me     2 

An     Elephant's    Nightmare     '. 2 

Hold    Me   Tight    2 

His    Noisy    Still    2 

Pretty    Lady     2 

Clyde   Cook   Comedies 

Kiss    Me    Quick     2 

The     Huntsman     2 

Mutt  and  Jeff  Comedies 

The    Merry    Cafe    

The    Tailor    Shop    

The    Brave    Toreador     

The    Politicians    

High    Cost   of    Living 

League  of  Nations   

Flap    Jacks     

A    Rope    Romance    

Farm    Efficiency    


The   Medicine   Man    

Fox  News   (twice  a  week) 

Serial:      Bride   13,    15   episodes 



Weakly    Indigestion,    issues    1    to    5 Each        1 

Zip    Comedies 

In   the    Soup    (Chris   Rub) 

Old  Dials  for  New  (Florence  Turner)... 
Thirty  Minutes  in  Havana  (Chris  Rub). 
Stenographers  First  (Florence  Turner)  . 
Hot  Tamale    (Chris   Rub)    


My   Lady    Rose    (Violet    Mersereau) 2 

The    Fair    Fakir    ( Violet    Mersereau) 2 

The    Grouch     (Francis    Ford)     2 

The    Lonely    Heart    (Violet    Mersereau) 2 

An   Orphan    ( Ruth   Stonehouse)     2 

S.    &    E.    ENTERPRISES 

December   Comedies 

Cowboy    Jazz 


Screen   Snapshots 

Nov.   30     No.     M      

Dec.      1     No.     15     

28     No.    16    

Hallroom   Boys   Comdies 

Nov.    15      Hired    and    Fired    

Dec.       1      A   Close   Shave   

15     This    is    the    Life 

Star   Ranch   Westerns 

Dec.       1      The    Mormon    Trail     

Dec.     15     The    Man    Hater    

15     A    Desperate    Tenderfoot 


Buster    Keaton    Comedies    (2    reels) 
Crow,    Neighbors. 

Convict    13,    One    Week,    The    Scare 


Supreme  Comedies  (1  reel)  :  Letty's  Lost  Legacy,  Mixed  Husbands,  The 
Tailor-Made  Wife,  Why   Be  Jealous? 

Martin  Johnson  Series,  10  reels  (1  reel):  Lonely  South  Pacific  Missions, 
Marooned  in  the  South  Seas,  Recruiting  in  the  Solomons,  I  he 
City  of  Broken  Old  Men. 

Adventure  Scenics  (1  reel):  Outlaw  of  the  Wilderness,  The  Lone  Trap- 
per, Tree  Magic,  The  Tempest,  Waters  of  Destiny. 


Some  Short  Reels 

"The  Saddle  King"— Universal 

'His  Four  Fathers" — Educational 

Type  of  production 2   reel   Western      Type  of  production 1  reel  comedy 

Ed.  (Hoot)  Gibson  is  starred  in  this.  It  is  a  very  conven- 
tional Western  story,  with  a  villianous  ranch  foreman,  cowboy 
hero  and  plot  to  steal  the  pay  roll,  but  it  is  pretty  good  enter- 
tainment nevertheless.  Gibson  does  some  very  creditable 
rough  riding,  and  the  action  moves  along  at  a  good  clip.  The 
story  is  about  a  roving  cowboy  who  gets  a  job  "bus'ing" 
bronchos  on  a  ranch  where  lives  a  beautiful  girl.  He  succeeds 
in  riding  a  horse  that  no  one  else  can  master,  thus  wining  the 
admiration  of  the  girl.  The  foreman  is  in  league  with  a  gang 
of  cattle  rustlers,  one  of  them  confesses,  and  the  foreman  is 
about  to  steal  the  ranch  payroll  and  decamp  when  caught  by 
Gibson.  There  is  nothing  original  in  the  developement,  but 
for  a  short  offering  it  is  all  right.  The  western  atmosphere 
is  good,  Gibson  has  a  pleasing  personality,  and  it  should  go 
over  where  they  like  this  type  of  picture. 

"His  Day  of  Rest" — Universal 

Type  of  production 1  reel  comedy 

Joe  Martin,  the  trained  Chimpanzee  is  the  featured  performer 
of  this,  and  the  monk  gets  a  lot  of  laughs  out  of  the  reel.  He 
pulls  some  remarkably  human  stunts  and  his  antics  are  bound 
to  be  amusing  to  almost  any  audience.  The  picture  .sup- 
posedly shows  Joe  enjoying  a  day  of  rest  from  his  labors  in 
the  pictures.  He  escorts  a  couple  of  youngsters  around  Un- 
iversal City,  performing  the  duties  of  a  first  class  nurse  maid. 
There  isn't  much  to  the  picture  besides  Joe,  but  he  keeps  it 
going,  and  makes  it  an  entertaining  reel. 

"Pahs  And  Papas" — Chester-Educational 

Type  of  production 1    reel   scenic 

The  cameraman  has  gone  into  the  South  sea  for  these  views, 
and  some  very  interesting  glimpses  of  the  Maori  tribes,  inhab- 
itants of  New  Zealand,  are  the  result.  The  reel  starts  off  with 
a  journey  up  one  of  the  principal  rivers  of  New  Zealand,  dis- 
playing the  thick  tropical  vegetation  of  the  country,  and  mak- 
ing an  artistic  bit  of  footage.  Arriving  several  miles  up  the 
stream,  the  spectator  finds  himself  outside  the  walls  of  a 
Maori  village.  The  natives  are  then  shown  in  all  the  occupa- 
tions common  to  their  everyday  life.  The  carving  of  wooden 
images  is  shown,  several  grotesque  and  interesting  native 
dances,  of  which  the  strangest  is  the  Poi  dance,  executed  by 
the  women.  The  tribe  has  performed  for  the  camera,  showing 
their  method  of  meeting  an  attack.  The  facial  contortions 
which  the  natives  go  through  to  work  themselves  into  a  rage, 
are  highly  amusing.  It  is  a  very  good  reel  from  start  to 
finish,  and  will  make  a  first  class  scenic  number.  The  titles 
are  by  William  Henry  Wright. 

"Fresh  from   the   Country" — Universal 

Type  of  production 1  reel  comedy 

This  is  a  fairly  funny  situation  comedy,  featuring  Dorothea 
Wolpert  and  a  little  curly  haired  kid.  There  are  no  really 
big  laughs  in  it,  but  it  gets  over  pretty  well  on  continuous  mild 
amusement.  Miss  Wolpert  presents  a  sufficiently  terrible  ap- 
pearance to  make  it  humorous  to  consider  her  as  a  bride,  and 
the  little  kid  is  cute  and  amusing.  The  plot  is  about  a  country 
cousin  who  comes  to  town  and  falls  in  love  with  a  wealthy  man 
a  fond  mother  has  selected  for  herMaughter.  Daughter  has  a 
sweetie  of  her  own  choice,  and  they  cook  up  a  scheme  whereby 
they  all  disguise,  hold  a  double  wedding,  and  everybody  is 
happy  except  mother.     It  runs  along  pretty  fast. 

This  is  one  of  the  series  released  under  the  Vanity  brand, 
featuring  Neal  Burns,  Irene  Dahon,  and  Laura  LaPlant.  A 
good  comedy  situation  has  been  chosen  for  the  basis  of  the 
reel  and  -Burns  and  the  two  young  ladies  do  lairly  goorl  work 
in  extracting  the  humor  of  it.  No  big  laughs,  but  it's  a  little 
better  than  average  amusement  all  the  way  through.  The 
girl's  father  an  insulting  letter  and  the  latter  kicks  the  boy  out 
talent.  The  story  is  about  a  young  man  who  loves  the 
daughter  of  his  father's  enemy.  The  boy's  father  sends  the 
girl's  father  an  insulting  letter  and  the  latter  kicks  the  boy  out 
until  his  father  shall  apologize.  The  comedy  results  when  the 
girl's  chum  and  the  boy  both  disguise  as  the  boy's  father  and 
come  to  apologise.  It's  a  fast  reel  and  will  prove  a  satisfactory 

"A  Desperate  Tenderfoot"— C.  B.  C.  Film  Corp. 

Type  of  production 2  reel   western 

This  is  a  Star  Ranch  brand  offering  without  any  featured 
performers,  and  presenting  two  reels  of  just  fair  entertainment 
of  the  typical  western  type.  There  is  an  air  of  mystery  cre- 
ated by  the  question  of  who  the  tenderfoot  is,  that  aids  some- 
what in  keeping  interest  alive,  but  the  stereotyped  plot  pre- 
vents considering  it  anything  more  than  average.  However, 
if  your  audiences  are  western  fans  you  can  probably  get  it 
across,  as  there  is  quite  a  lot  of  shooting,  a  villianous  train 
robber,  and  except  for  a  slow  start,  the  action  is  speedy.  The 
story  is  about  a  mysterious  tenderfoot  who  comes  into  the 
town  of  "Pot  Luck,"  where  the  heroine  runs  the  saloon  and 
gambling  hall.  He  is  picked  on  by  all  the  "hard  guys"  and 
appears  very  timid,  thus  disgusting  the  girl.  After  getting 
into  a  poker  game  with  the  train  robber  gang,  it  turns  out 
that  he  is  a  government  detective.  He  catches  the  gang  and 
wins  the  girl. 

"Christmas  Thoughs" — Goldwyn 

Type  of  production 1  reel  magazine 

Some  very  worth  while  Christmas  thoughts  are  brought  out 
in  this  number  of  the  Ford  series,  which  make  it  a  very  timely 
and  bright  reel  that  should  find  a  spot  on  many  Christmas 
bills.  The  "Good  Fellows"  club  of  any  city  is  shown  conven- 
ing the  night  before  Christmas,  talking  over  the  most  enjoy- 
able way  to  spend  Christmas  day.  They  arrange  to  meet 
Christmas  morning  at  a  charitable  institution,  and  there  they 
secure  the  names  of  numbers  of  poor  families.  The  balance 
of  the  reel  then  shows  the  unlimited  joy  they  bring  to  homes 
where  Christmas  day  would  otherwise  have  been  empty.  One 
of  the  "Good  Fellows"  is  seen  bringing  a  heaping  basket  of 
provisions  and  gifts  to  a  starving  family,  and  the  happiness  he 
creates  is  well  told  in  the  picture.  It  fulfills  its  purpose  nicely, 
and  will  not  be  amiss  on  any  program  during  the  Christmas 

"Roll   Your   Own" — Goldwyn 

Type  of  production 1  reel  animated  cartoon 

This  is  the  funniest  Happy  Hooligan  reel  in  some  time,  al- 
though quite  short.  Happy  is  in  Mexico  painting  signs,  and 
he  falls  for  a  senorita  whose  father  runs  the  bull  fights.  The 
bull  dies  before  the  performance,  and  Happy  takes  his  place, 
disguised  in  a  cow  hide.  He  vanquishes  the  tough  bull  fighter 
and  wins  the  senorita.  There  are  more  than  the  average  num- 
ber of  laughs  in  this  one,  and  it  will  make  a  good  filler  where 
a  cartoon  is  wanted. 

Short  Reels 

"This  Is  The  Life"— C.  B.  C.  Film  Sales  Corp. 

Pathe  Review  No.  84 

Type  of  production. 

This  a  Hallroom  Boys  comedy  with  Hugh  Fay  and  Harry 
McCoy  as  Percy  and  Ferdie.  Polly  Moran  is  also  featured  in 
the  cast.  There  isn't  much  good  stuff  in  this  one,  and  the 
laughs  are  so  few  and  the  action  so  obvious  that  it  falls  flat 
except  for  a  small  portion  of  the  footage  in  the  second  reel. 
The  boys  are  seen  at  the  start,  in  their  hall  bed  room,  from 
which  they  have  difficulty  in  escaping,  on  account  of  the  watch- 
ful landlady.  Finally  making  their  getaway,  they  ruin  their 
clothes  when  chased  by  a  bull,  and  immediately  appropriate 
the  apparel  of  a  shimmie  teacher  and  his  companion,  who  are 
in  swimming.  The  two  boys  follow  directions  of  a  letter  in 
the  pockets,  and  call  on  a  wealthy  young  lady  who  is  desirous 
of  learning  the'  shimmie.  There  is  some  fair  business  in  this 
part  of  the  piece,  but  it  doesn't  last  long.  Most  of  the  gags 
are  old  stuff,  and  the  picture  will  prove  disappointing  after  the 
last  of  the  series  which  held  a  lot  of  real  comedy. 

"Screen  Snapshots"— No.  15— C.  B.  C.  Sales  Corp. 

,  2  reel  comedy      Type   of  production 1    reel   magazine 

This  starts  off  with  some  artistically  tinted  views  of  Nikko, 
Japan,  in  winter.  A  Japanese  lady  is  seen  leaving  her  home  to 
attend  services  in  the  temple.  Some  views  of  the  temple  it- 
self are  shown,  and  a  part  of  the  religious  rites.  Widely  dif- 
ferent is  the  next  subject,  which  is  a  few  shots  of  a  sausage 
factory,  showing  how  link  "dogs"  are  made.  Following  this, 
is  a  view  of  the  farm  at  the  junction  of  Riverside  Drive  and 
Broadway,  and  a  shot  of  the  two  avenues  only  a  few  blocks 
below.  The  Hy  Mayer  Travelaugh  is  the  next  thing  in  the 
reel,  and  this  one  shows  the  city  of  Provincetown,  on  Cape 
Cod.  Some  fishing  scenes,  a  view  of  the  town  square,  and  a 
relic  of  the  past  in  the  form  of  the  town  crier  are  shown.  The 
reel  concludes  with  a  unique  shot  of  an  ancient  belfry  in  Sev- 
ille Spain,  showing  the  bell  ringers  swinging  from  the  huge 
bell  ropes.  Of  average  interest  with  nothing  of  particular 

The  Sleepyhead"— Pathe 

Type  of  production 1  reel  fan  magazine      Type  of  production 1  reel  comedy 

This  series  of  peeps  into  the  private  affairs  of  people  prom- 
inent in  the  screen  world  starts  off  with  a  few  views  of  Marion 
Davies  making  "stills"  for  advertising  purposes.  Charles  Hut- 
chison, the  thrill  maker,  is  next  seen  making  a  fight  scene  in 
a  serial.  There  is  also  a  short  shot  of  Hutchinson  and  Josie 
Sedgwick  arguing  with  their  director.  Teddy,  the  Mack  Sen- 
nett  dog,  is  seen  next  with  hsi  real  owner  enjoying  a  day  off, 
and  performing  a  few  tricks.  Anetha  Getwell  is  shown  driv- 
ing an  army  tank  over  some  rough  country,  in  a  very  profes- 
sional manner.  Doraldina,  the  dancer,  next  insures  her  limbs 
before  the  camera,  with  a  close  up  study  of  the  much  touted 
members.  Frank  Borzage,  who  directed  "Humoresque,"  is 
seen  at  work  directing  an  exterior  scene,  and  the  reel  concludes 
with  several  shots  of  the  Bushman  family,  Francis  X,  Beverly 
Bayne,  son,  Ralph  and  the  baby.  This  reel  should  prove  as 
interesting  as  the  others  of  the  series  to  your  fans  who  crave 
intimacy  with  the  stars. 

"All  Stuck  Up"— Fox 

Type  of  production 1  reel  animated  cartoon 

Mutt  and  Jeff  take  to  the  wild  west,  in  this  one,  to  sell  the 
stickiest  brand  of  flypaper  in  the  world.  Jeff  does  a  little  dem- 
onstrating of  its  power  by  walking  around  the  ceiling  on  it. 
Beautiful  Nell  rushes  in  to  escape  from  a  bad  gunman.  Mutt 
offers  to  save  her  but  when  the  bad  man  comes  in  looking 
very  tough,  Mutt  loses  his  nerve,  and  the  gunman  shoots  off 
all  his  clothes.  Jeff  turns  the  trick  by  tripping  the  bad  man 
into  a  batch  of  flypaper  and  wins  the  girl.  There  are  about 
the  usual  amount  of  laughs  in  the  reel,  which  is  on  the  whole, 
more  amusing  than  the  average  of  the  series. 

"All  Wrong"— Fox 

Type  of  production 2  reel   comedy 

Clyde  Cook  is  in  this  speedy  and  very  unnatural  picture  of 
army  life,  and  it  provides  good  material  for  this  recent  addi- 
tion to  comedy  stardom.  Cook,  although  he  uses  familiar 
methods,  and  make-up,  including  the  much  worked  trick  mus- 
tache, is  able  to  get  results  out  of  even  old  gags,  and  puts  over 
some  new  ones  for  several  big  laughs.  The  limber  comedian 
makes  full  use  of  his  contortionistic  ability  in  this  number,  and 
makes  both  reels  hold  up  well  by  fast  work  all  the  way  through. 
It  starts  out  with  a  company  drill,  and  Cook,  as  Private 
Wright,  is  always  wrong  in  the  maneouvers.  This  provides 
some  very  funny  business  for  a  while,  but  is  kept  up 
too  long  and  finally  gets  monotonous.  The  company  is  put  on 
guard  duty  at  the  Mexican  border,  and  Cook  gets  a  lot  of  good 
stuff  in  with  the  boundary  line,  the  Mexican  sentry,  and  a  gang 
of  whiskey  smugglers.  The  second  reel  finds  Private  Wright 
doing  secret  service  duty  in  plain  clothes,  and  includes  several 
good  bits  in  a  tough  bootlegging  saloon.  Cook  has  a  terrible 
time  keeping  clear  of  the  gunmen,  and  finally  rescues  the 
Captain's  daughter  from  the  villians.  It  is  almost  all  good 
stuff,  and  the  piece  should  make  a  very  good  comedy  offering. 
Jack  Blystone  directed. 

Eddie  Boland  and  the  Vanity  Fair  Girls  are  seen  in  this, 
which  gets  over  all  right,  although  there  isn't  a  lot  to  it.  It's 
faster  than  some  of  the  previous  ones  of  this  series,  and  while 
the  girls  are  not  as  much  in  evidence  as  before,  they  look  very 
attractive  when  they  are  in  front  of  the  camera.  The  scene 
of  this  one  is  laid  in  a  private  sanitarium  where  the  patients 
are  half  dead  old  men.  Boland  is  the  doctor's  assistant,  and 
the  Doc  puts  him  in  full  charge.  Eddie  fires  the  homely 
nurses  and  gets  a  bunch  of  stranded  show  girls  in  their  place. 
The  girls  do  wonderful  things  to  the  morale  of  the  old  men. 
Incidently  Eddie  gets  his  grip  mixed  with  that  of  a  prominent 
safe  blower,  and  has  difficulty  getting  his  own  back.  The  reel 
is  shy  on  laughs,  but  moderately  amusing  all  through.  It  is 
snappy,  and  should  prove  a  satisfactory  filler. 

"A  Tale  of  the  Far  North"— Educational 

Type  of  production 1    reel   travelogue 

This  is  one  of  the  Hudson's  Bay  Travel  Series,  and  com- 
prises a  familiar  study  of  the  everyday  life  of  the  Eskimos 
who  inhabit  the  Baffin's  Bay  region.  The  picture  is  presented 
in  a  novel  mariner  which  makes  even  more  interesting,  a  very 
good  travel  reel.  It  is  offered  as  the  life  story  of  one  of  the 
tribe,  who  is  seen  telling  it  to  the  white  man  over  a  camp 
fire.  The  customs  of  the  people  of  the  far  north  are  little 
known,  and  they  are  explained,  and  their  mode  of  existence 
pictured  in  a  highly  entertaining  way  through  the  story  of  this 
one  native's  life.  The  picture  follows  him  from  the  time  he  is 
a  baby  until  his  marriage,  and  all  the  events  in  the  life  of  the 
man  have  been  acted  out  by  Eskimos.  They  are  shown  en- 
gaging in  peculiar  wrestling  games,  seal  fishing,  canoe  racing, 
and  preparing  the  furs  they  have  gathered  for  the  Southern 
market.  The  entire  footage  of  this  one  is  good  stuff,  bound 
to  be  interesting  to  almost  any  audience,  and  the  picture  is  an 
exceptionally  good  offering  of  its  type. 

"No  Hope  For  The  Drys"— Chester— Educational 

Type  of  production 1  reel  scenic  and  fish  study 

The  first  half  of  this  Chester  "Screenic"  is  devoted  to  a  study 
of  various  sea  fish.  The  Sea  Hare,  Anemone,  Sea  Urchin,  and 
others  are  shown  at  close  range,  and  some  of  them  prove  in- 
teresting specimens.  A  community  of  sea  gulls  is  photo- 
graphed, showing  the  mother  birds  and  young.  A  flock  of 
pelicans  offers  several  comical  glimpses  of  the  solemn  faced 
birds.  The  last  half  of  the  reel,  and  by  far  the  best  part,  is 
made  up  of  some  really  beautiful  shots  of  the  Canadian 
Rockies.  Most  of  the  scenes  are  on  the  shores  of  Lake  Louise, 
and  the  cameraman  has  chosen  some  admirable  locations  to 
shoot  from.  The  beauties  of  that  country  are  brought  out 
better  in  this  short  bit  of  film,  than  in  the  average  scenic.  This 
part  has  been  titled,  "Silver  Silences,"  and  in  addition  •>  the 
above,  some  very  clear  shots  of  the  Victoria  Glacier,  bringing 
out  the  hugeness  of  the  ice  formations  are  presented.  This 
part  of  the  reel  makes  it  an  attractive  offering,  and  the  balance 
is  interesting  enough  to  carry  it  over  as  a  good  filler. 




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Price  5  Cents 

Gish  Production 

Interest  as  to  What  Will  Become  of 
the  Feature  Now  About  Half 
Considerable      interest      has      been 
aroused  in  film  circles  over  what  will 
happen  to  the  partially  completed  pro- 
duction which  Lillian  Gish  was  mak- 
ing as  -her  first  feature  for   Frohman 
Amusement    Co.   which,   as   noted   on 
Friday,  has  passed  into  the  hands  of 

It  is  known  that  several  producers 
and  distributors  have  been  approach- 
ed with  a  view  to  taking  over  the  pro- 
duction and  completing  it.  It  is  also 
known  that  efforts  have  been  made 
to  interest  D.  W.  Griffith  to  take  a 
hand  and  complete  it.  And  it  is  not 
at  all  impossible  that  this  may  hap- 

Albert  W.  Grey,  general  manager 
of  D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc.,  stated  that 
the  Griffith  organization  had  no  in- 
tention of  taking  over  the  Gish  pic- 
ture at  the  present  time. 

When  Miss  Gish  left  the  Griffith 
field  to  take  up  the  contract  offered 
by  Wm.  L.  Sherrill  there  was  much 
speculation  as  to  how  the  venture 
would  develop.  The  contract,  for 
three  years,  called  for  a  total  of  near- 
ly $400,000.  Up  to  the  present  about 
$54,000  has  been  spent  on  the  produc- 
tion, and  talk  in  film  circles  is  to  the 
effect  that  if  Sherrill  could  have  rais- 
ed an  additional  $50,000  the  produc- 
tion could  have  been  completed. 

The  assets  of  the  corporation  are 
given  as  $240,000,  including  a  valua- 
tion on  negatives  of  $157,000.  They 
also  include  unpaid  stock  subscrip- 
tions amounting  to  $10,000. 

Dillon  to  Direct  Barthelmess 

Jack  Dillon,  who  has  just  com- 
pleted two  pictures  for  Realart  with 
Justine  Johnstone  starred,  will  direct 
Dick  Barthelmess  in  his  first  starring 
picture  for  D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc.  The 
company  will  start  work  in  about  a 
week  at  the  Mamaroneck  studios  on 
a  story  by  Joseph  Hergesheimer. 
Nothing  has  been  decided  upon  rela- 
tive to  distribution. 

Promise    Films    Free 

There  was  a  mass  meeting  held 
•Friday  morning  of  exhibitors  and  ex- 
changemen  at  the  48th  St.  theater  to 
complete  plans  for  the  Hoover  re- 
lief fund.  The  F.  I.  L.  M.  Club  mem- 
bers promised  to  donate  free  of 
charge  the  pictures  which  will  be 
used  at  the  special  children's  per- 
formance on  the  morning  of  Jan.  29. 

Thomav  H.  Ince  personally  has  made  or  been  present  at  the  making  of 
every  one  of  the  hundred  big  "punch"  scenes  in  "Lying  Lips,"  his  second 
Associated  Producers'  production  with  House  Peters,  Florence  Vidor  and 
an   all-stur   cast.      Released   January  30. — Advt. 

A  Few  of  9Em 


Who  haven't  press  agents.  Who  don't  want  publicity, 
violets.  Almost  unheard  of  in  the  business.  But 
they  exist.  Take  C.  E.  Danforth.  Ever  hear  of  him?  Not  much. 
But  oh,  what  a  big  boy  he  is  in  the  Loew  organization.  Rep- 
resents Van  Ambergh  &  Atterbury  on  the  Loew  directorate. 
Little  man.  In  stafure.  That's  all.  But  some  big.  Got  General 
Motors  together.  i,ew  more  big  things  like  that.  Believes  in 
Loew's,  Inc.  Until  the  cows  come  home.  And  then  some. 
Quiet.  Unassuming.  Rarely  comes  north  of  Fulton  St.  Loves 
the  big  State  *Bldg.  Almost  as  much  as  Marcus.  And  that's  some. 

H.  D.  H.  Connick.  Try  to  ^et  him  to  talk.  For  publication. 
Can't  be  done.  He's  doing  a  lot  of  regular  business  like  things 
on  the  Avenue.  Came  in  rictures  from  DOWN  TOWN. 
Always  use  Capital  (letters)  wren  referring  to  Wall  Street.  Reg- 
ular life  of  adventure.  Big  man  in  the  Frisco  fair.  Remember 
it?  Pretty  good  piano  player.  In  years  gone  by.  Get  him  to 
tell  you  about  it.  Great  mathematician  now.  Regular  Burbank. 
Makes  two  dollars  grow  from  one.  Ask  him  how.  Maybe  he'll 

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News  Reel  Combine 

Effected   by    Educational,   Who    Will 

Release   It   as   a  "Super 


Earl  W.  Hammons  of  Educational 
has  just  completed  a  merger  of  sev- 
eral of  the  news  weekly  organizations. 
Beginning  immediately  the  reel  will 
be  shown  as  a  Super  Kinogram,  and 
will  contain  not  only  the  Kinograms, 
but  the  best  of  the  news  weekly  ma- 
terial forwarded  from  Gaumont  and 
another  weekly. 

It  is  understood  that  the  U.  B.  O. 
have  already  contracted  for  the  reel 
for  their  entire  list  of  houses,  a  con- 
tract involving  a  very  large  sum  of 

Metro    Film   for    Rivoli 

Hugo  Riesenfeld  has  booked  "Polly 
With  a  Past,"  starring  Ina  Claire, 
for  the  Riyoli  beginning  on  Sunday. 
It   is   a   Metro   special. 

Prizma  Tie-Up 

Company  Plans  to  Allow  "Black  and 

White"   Producers  to  Use 

Color  Process 

Prizma,  Inc.,  plans  to  work  in  con- 
junction with  the  so-called  "black 
and  white"  producers  whereby  the 
latter  will  have  available  the  Prizma 
color  process  for  the  insertion  of 
strips  of  colored  film  in  regular  feat- 
ures where  such  insertions  serve  to 
enhance  the  dramatic  values  of  the 

Carroll  H.  Dunning,  vice-president 
of  Prizma,  in  speaking  of  the  plan 
stated  that  his  company  did  not  in- 
tend retaining  for  its  exclusive  use 
the  color  process  which  it  owns.  He 
stated  that  production  plans  would 
continue  as  in  the  past  with  a  possi- 
bility of  increased  output.  In  this 
connection  he  stated  that  Prizma  had 
completed  two  short  subjects  in. 
which  Madge  Evans  appears  and 
that  in  all  probability  a  regular  sup- 
ply of  longer  subjects  would  be  main- 

Paramount  arranged  with  Prizma 
for  the  insertion  of  a  colored  strip  in 
"The  Painted  Lily,"  a  new  Mae  Mur- 
ray-Robert Z.  Leonard  picture- 
Prizma  titled  "Passion"  for  First  Na- 
tional  and  has  arranged  for  the  pro- 
logue which  precedes  "The  Last  of 
the  Mohicans"  this  week  at  the  New 
York  and  Brooklyn  Strands.  It 
would  not  prove  surprising  if,  in  the 
future,  Prizma  developed  the  pro- 
logue idea  extensively,  since  it  has 
available  an  extensive  library  from 
which  to  draw  suitable  material. 


Monday,  January  3,  1921 

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♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Case  Dismissed 
(By  wire  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
St.  Louis — On  appeal  of  his  case 
for  crowding  the  aisles  of  the  Fox 
Liberty  theater  during  the  showing 
of  "The  Texan,"  Manager  Walter  *D. 
Shafer  was  acquitted  without  being 
called  to  testify. 

$6,000  for  Charity 
"Love"  tag  day  in  New  York  has 
resulted  in  the  raising  of  $6,000  it  was 
learned  on  Friday,  when  the  final  re- 
turns were  completed.  The  stunt 
which  is  being  worked  all  over  the 
country  in  connection  with  the  Louise 
Glaum  picture  "Love,"  was  conducted 
with  the  co-operation  of  the  Chorus 
Girls'  Equity.  The  girls  tagged  pas- 
sers-by all  over  town  and  in  that  way 
raised  the  money  which  was  then 
contributed  to  the  New  York  Ameri- 
can  Christmas  fund. 

On  Broadway 

Broadhurst— "Over  the  Hill." 

Broadway— "813." 

Brooklyn  Strand — "The   Last  of  the 

Capitol — "Bunty  Pulls  the  Strings." 

Criterion — "Midsummer   Madness." 

44th  St.— "Way  Down  East." 

Rialto — Hope      Hampton      in      "The 

Rivoli — "The    Passionate    Pilgrim." 

Strand — "The  Last  of  the  Mohicans." 


New  Unit  in  Chicago 
Chicago — Blackstone  Pictures,  Inc., 
has  been  organized.     Morris  Kline  is 
president  and  R.  H.  Hadfield  manager 
of  the  corporation. 

Studios  will  be  seen  from  the  air  in  the   latest   Christie  mirth  film  called 
"Movie  Mad,"  released  through  Educational. — Advt. 

Next  Week 
Broadhurst— "Over  the  Hill." 
Broadway — "The  County  Fair." 
Brooklyn      Strand — Pola     Negri 

Capitol— Mary  Pickford  in  "The  Love 

Criterion— "The   Inside  of  the   Cup" 

(tentative  attraction). 
44th  St.— "Way  Down  East." 
Rialto — Thomas     Meighan    in  -"The 

Frontier  of  the  Stars." 
Rivoli — Ina  Claire  in  "Polly  With  a 

Strand — Lionel    Barrymore    in    "The 

Great  Advenutre." 

That    Ball 

More  than  1200  tickets  have  been 
sold  for  the  grand  ball  and  festival 
to  be  held  Wednesday  evening  under 
the  auspices  of  the  Theater  Owners 
Chamber  of  Commerce. 

Every  one  of  the  big  producing  and 
distributing  concerns  has  purchased 
box  seats.  Paramount,  Fox,  Selznick, 
Universal,  Metro,  Vitagraph,  United 
Artists,  First  National,  Realart,  have 
all  purchased  two  boxes.  Every 
prominent  player  in  the  East  has 
bought  one  or  more  tickets.  A  party 
of  35  from  Chicago,  another  of  51 
from  Boston  and  Connecticut  points, 
and  28  from  Philadelphia  have  been 
arranged  and  will  be  in  attendance. 

McGrath  Joins  Stoll 
William  J.  McGrath,  for  the  past 
two  years  assistant  publicity  and  ad- 
vertising director  at  Vitagraph,  has 
resigned  to  join  the  publicity  staff  of 
Stoll  Film.  James  Englander,  who 
has  been  his  assistant  at  Vitagraph, 
will  go  with   him   to   Stoll. 

Convention  Put  Off 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Richmond,  Va. — The  convention  of 
the  Virginia  Exhibitors'  League, 
which  was  scheduled  to  be  held  in 
Washington  on  Jan.  12  and  13,  has 
been  postponed  until  Jan.  26  and  27 
in  order  to  hold  a  joint  meeting  with 
the  exhibitor  leagues  of  Maryland  and 
the  District  of  Columbia. 

'Changes   Combine  in   Denver 

Denver,  Col. — Merit  Film  Co.  here 
has  purchased  Quality  Pictures  Corp. 
Merit  purchased  the  Mid-West  Great- 
er Features  Co.  in  November.  The 
three  have  been  combined  under  the 
firm  name  of  Merit  Film  Co.,  with 
Max  Schwartz  as  general  manager. 

Two  Tourneur  Films  on  B'way 

Maurice  Tournuer  is  represented 
by  two  pictures  on  Broadway  this 
week.  One  is  "The  Bait,"  featuring 
Hope  Hampton,  which  is  playing  at 
the  Rialto,  and  the  other  Tourneur's 
first  for  Associated  Producers,  "The 
Last  of  the  Mohicans."  This  is  play- 
ing at  the  Strand. 

Bebe  Daniels  in  Texas 
Dallas — Bebe  Daniels  is  spending 
the  holidays  here.  Upon  her  return 
to  the  Realart  studios  she  will  start 
work  on  an  adaptation  of  a  Satur- 
day Evening  Post  story  by  Nina  Wil- 
cox Putnam. 

If  a  large  proportion  of  the 
American  public  fail  to 
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The  motion  picture  committee  of 
he  European  Relief  Council,  of 
vhich  Herbert  Hoover  is  the  leading 
ipirit,  has  arranged  for  the  national 
listribution  of  1,500  prints  of  the 
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:o  further  the  drive  for  $2,500,000 
vhich  the  industry  has  pledged  itself 
o  raise. 

The  plan  as  worked  out  includes 
10  exchanges  of  12  national  distribut- 
ing organizations.  The  following  is 
he  list  of  the  companies  and  the  cities 
rom  which  they  well  feed  their  ter- 
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Famous  Players — New  York,  Des 
Moines  and  Atlanta. 

First  National — Chicago,  Minneap- 
olis and  New  Orleans. 

Fox — Cincinnati  and   Indianapolis. 

Goldwyn — Detroit  and  Omaha. 

Metro — St.  Louis  and  Washing- 
ton, D.  C. 

Pathe — Pittsburgh,  San  Francisco 
and  Portland,  Ore. 

Realart — Cleveland  and   Seattle. 

Robertson-Cole — Albany,  Kansas 
City  and   Milwaukee. 

Select — Boston,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
and  New  Haven. 

United  Artists — Denver  and  Phil- 

Universal — Los  Angeles  and  Ok- 
lahoma City. 

Vitagraph — Buffalo,  Dallas  and 
Salt  Lake  City. 

Foreign  Deal 

Broadwell  Productions,  Inc.,  pro- 
ducers of  the  Nick  Carter  series  an- 
nounces the  signing  of  contracts  with 
the  Apollo  Trading  Corp.,  for  the  en- 
tire world,  exclusive  of  the  United 
States  and  Canada  , which  territory  is 
controlled  by  Pioneer. 

The  deal  was  handled  on  behalf  of 
Broadwell  by  George  Callaghan,  and 
by  "Bobby"  North  an  behalf  of 
Apollo.  / 

Stevenson  Gets  "The  County  Fair" 

Charles  L.  Stevenson  has  just 
closed  a  deal  securing  "The  County 
Fair"  for  Canada.  Stevenson  handled 
"The  Whip,"  "Mickey"  and  other  big 
specials  in  Canada.  His  record  on 
"Mickey"  was  one  of  the  sensations 
of  Canadian  picture  business. 

Levey   Showing  on  Jan.    12 

Harry  Levey  has  secured  the 
Strand  for  the  morning  of  the  12th, 
at  which  time  he  will  give  a  special 
showing  of  "The  Porcelain  Lamp,"  a 
feature  dealing  with  the  evolution  of 

Universal  has  been  designed  to  act 
in  case  of  emergencies  out  of  the  fol- 
lowing points:  Butte,  Spokane, 
Wichita,  Sioux  Falls,  Fort  Smith, 
Ark.  and  Memphis. 

Locally,  Famous  Players  will  dis- 
tribute the  Hoover  film.  Fifty  seven 
prints  have  been  assigned  to  this  ter- 

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Then  there's  Lee  Counselman  of.  Famous.  Big,  heroic  type. 
Once  upon  a  time  rode  bicyles.  Professh.  Speedster.  Then 
went  into  motors.  Then  cash  registers.  Out  at  Dayton.  Then 
into  Famous.  ,Rather  hunt  than  fish.  Rather  fish  than  work. 
Outdoor  man. 


Is  Joe  Godsol.  Of  Goldwyn.  Never  see  his  name  in  print. 
Rarely  will.  Doesn't  like  it.  Big  fisted.  Big  hearted.  Regular 
fellow.  Learning  the  picture  business  fast.  Got  into  it  making 
an  investment.  Likes  it.  All  buried  in  figures  and  plans.  No 
time  to  talk.  Never  wants  to  be  quoted.  Hard  man  to  keep 
down.  You'll  hear  from  him.  Loves  racing.  Got  a  flock  of 
money  made  in  lots  of  things.  Including  pearls  and  motors. 

You  bet  that's  right.  Ask  Gustavus  R.  Rogers.  GR  and 
brother  Saul  handle  Bill  Fox's  legal  affairs,  y'know.  GR  drop- 
ped into  see  "Way  Down  East"  the  other  night.  Picked  up  the 
program.  Saw  a  note  under  the  foreword.  About  mock  mar- 
riages. Where  Robert  Edgar  long  cited  as  one  case  that  of 
H.  vs.  H.  in  Vol  18  of  Abbott's  Digest  of  Court  Cases  in  New 
York.  Happened  back  in  1904.  GR  was  the  attorney.  He  won 
out.  Flash  from  the  past.  You  know  the  old  line?  About  truth 
being  stranger  than  fiction.  GR's  all  sold  on  it  now. 

Lot  of  detail  running  three  theaters.  On  Broadway  or  any- 
where. Ask  Hugo  Riesenfeld.  Has  to  keep  a  regular  schedule. 
To  eat.  To  sleep.  And  all  that  so  he'll  no  where  he's  at.  They 
tell  a  story  about  Harry  Buxbaum — You  know  "Bux"?  "Local 
manager  for  Famous  Players.  And  Riesenfeld.  "Bux"  called 
on  Hugo.  Before  "Midsummer  Madness"  went  in  the  Criterion. 
All  ready  to  start  a  fuss.  Because  Hugo  hadn't  advertised. 
Harry  caught  Hugo  looking  at  the  picture.  In  the  projection 
room.  Hugo  stopped  the  showing.  Took  "Bux"  to  the  adver- 
tising department.  Showed  him  what's  what.  Hugo  skipped 
again.  "Bux"  followed.  Hugo  taking  bath.  "Bux"  hanging 
around.  Hugo  steps  into  dress  suit.  Hops  down  stairs.  In 
time  to  lead  orchestra  through  the  overture.  All  in  about  12 
min.'tes.     "Bux"  says  it  was  a  great  exhibition.     Of  pep. 


Lot  of  typewriters  clicking.  Lot  of  office  space.  Lot  of 
people.  Right  down  the  street  from  WID'S.  Eve  Unsell's  new 
quarters.  .  Eve  is  the  lady  who  was  selected  to  organize  the 
scenario  department  in  England.  For  Famous  Players.  Talks 
about  a  new  idea  in  story  preparation.  All  smiles.  Looks  wise. 
Says,  "wait  a  few  days."    Whassit  all  about,  anyway  ? 


"Pop"  Sherrill  gave  up  the  fight.  Just  couldn't  finance. 
That's  all.  But  it's  enough.  So  the  Lillian  Gish  feature  goes — 
Where?  Not  an  astronomer.  Can't  read  stars.  Or  producers. 
But  this  is  sure :  "Bill"  Sherrill's  getting  a  lot  of  sympathy. 
They  say  it's  tough  'Tis.  But  that's  the  way  it  goes.  Now 
"Bill"  must  start  all  over.  Good  time  to  do  it.  Fresh  slate. 
New  Year.  All  that  sort  of  thing.  Griff  may  finish  the  produc- 
tion. Just  possible.  "Jerry"  Storm  may  start  his  own  company. 
Sooner  than  he  expected.    That's  the  way  it  goes. 


Holds  a  lot.  Many  changes  coming.  In  the  wind.  Noth- 
ing to  stop  'em.  This  business  constantly  changing.  Has  to. 
One  big  one  clue  any  minute.  Two  big  men  involved.  Others 
sure  to  take  place.  Watch  California  in  the  next  few  months. 
Some  big  deals  going  to  be  pulled.  Can't  be  stopped.  Certain 
big  changes.  Can't  be  helped.  Evolution.  Necessary.  Old 
Father  Time  hasn't  a  stepchild  in  this  business.  You  go  fast 
or  you  go  quick. 


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Tuesday,  January  4,  1921 

Price  5  Cents 

Going  Strong 

"Way  Down  East"  Does  $5,327.75  on 

New  Year's  Eve— $21,373.50  for 

Week  Ending  Saturday 

"Way  Down  East"  grossed  $5,- 
327.75  in  two  performances  on  New 
Year's  Eve  at  the  44th  St.  theater. 
The  gross  business  for  the  week  end- 
ing on  Saturday,  the  19th  of  the  pic- 
ture's run  on  Broadway,  was  $21,- 

For  the  same  period  the  picture, 
playing  at  the  Woods  theater  in  Chi- 
cago did  a  gross  business  of  $22,347. 
]n  Pittsburgh  at  the  Sam  S.  Shubert 
theater  it  did  a  total  business  of  $21,- 

Back  from  Coast 

John  Emerson,  Anita  Loos  and 
James  Creelman  have  arrived  in 
New  York  from  the  coast  where 
they  saw  the  Emerson-Loos  special, 
"Wife  Insurance"  placed  in  produc- 

Almost  a  New  Record 
"The  Last  of  the  Mohicans"  busi- 
ness on  Sunday  fell  a  few  dollars 
short  of  the  Strand  record  which  is 
held  by  "Kismet."  The  crowds  at 
the  theater  were  very   large. 

Jesse  Lasky  Here 

Jesse  L.  Lasky  upset  everybody's 
calculations  at  the  Paramount  offices 
by  arriving  in  New  York  from  the 
coast  on  Saturday  instead  of  yester- 
day as  planned  originally. 

Sunday  Showings  for  Pathe  Film 
Beginning  on  Sunday,  Pathe  will 
give  a  series  of  Sunday  exhibitions 
at  the  Apollo  theater  of  a  hand- 
colored  feature  called  "Behold  the 
Man"  a  story  dealing  with  the  life 
of  Christ.  •  The  picture  it  is  under- 
stood,   was    made   in    Europe. 

The  Big  Five 

A  dinner  was  tendered  at  the 
Hotel  Astor  last  night  to  the  edi- 
tors of  the  trade  press  by  those  in- 
terested in  the   Big  Five. 

A  widespread  advertising  cam- 
paign regarding  the  plans  of  this 
company  has  been  waged  in  the  past 
few  weeks. 

Among  those  who  were  present 
besides  the  trade  paper  editors  were 
C.  L.  Yearsley,  Earl  J.  Hudson  and 
Horace  Judge  of  Associated  First 

With  three  thousand  miles  of  ocean  between  her  and  the  man  to  whom 
she  had  promised  her  hand,  Nance  Abbott  finds,  in  the  Canadian  North- 
west, the  man  she  realizes  she  will  always  love.  A  dramatic  moment  in 
"Lying  Lips,"  Thomas  H.  Ince's  second  Associated  Producers'  produc- 
tion, in  which  Mr.  Ince  himself  directed  the  big  scenes.  House  Peters  and 
Florence  Vidor  are  the  featured  mem  bers  of  the  cast. — Advt. 

From  95  to  40 

Extreme  Levels  of  F.  P.  Common — 
Closed  at  4.7^— Loew,  36  to  W/2 

Famous  Players-Lasky  common 
stock,  in  the  year  just  closed,  regis- 
tered a  high  mark  of  95  and  a  low 
level  of  40.  The  high  mark  was 
reached  on  Jan.  5  and  the  low  level 
on  Dec.  20.  The  closing  price  on 
Friday,  the  last  business  day  of  the 
past  year,  was  47/.  In  the  12-month 
period  a  total  number  of  508,200 
shares   changed  hands. 

The  securities  listed  on  the  New 
York  Stock  Exchange  are  Eastman 
Kodak,  Famous  Players  and  Loci,  s, 
Inc.  Fluctuations  of  these  issues  dur- 
ing the  year  were  as  follows: 

High  Date 

Famous  Players      95  Tan.     5 

do  pf'd 91  y&  Apr.  16 

Loew's,  Inc.   ...     36  Apr.   12 

Loew's,  Inc.  rts.     12-/  Aug.  12 

Eastman   Kodak  555  Aug.  25 

Big  Business 

Despite  the  spring-like  weath- 
er in  New  York  on  Sunday, 
Broadway  theaters  did  the  best 
business  they  have  experienced 
in  some  weeks  past. 

At  8:30  on  Sunday  night 
there  were  crowds  waiting  to 
buy  tickets  at  all  the  Broad- 
way houses,  including  Loew's 
New  York,  where  Douglas 
Fairbanks  in  "The  Mark  of 
Zorro"  was  playing  to  a  second 
run  on  Broadway.-  .The  Strand 
had  the  biggest  line  waiting. 







Dec.  20 
Dec.  20 
Dec.  22 
Aug.  12 
Dec.    23 













With  "Griff"  Again? 

Mae     Marsh     May     Appear    in    the 

Next  Picture  for  D.  W.— Made 

Two  for  Robertson-Cole 

Mae  Marsh  may  appear  in  the  next 
production  to  be  made  by  D.  W. 
Griffith.  Albert  L.  Grey,  Mr.  Grif- 
fith's general  manager,  admitted  yes- 
terday that  there  was  some  talk  of 
this,  but  that  nothing  definite  had 
been  decided  upon. 

At  the  same  time  Mr.  Grey  denied 
that  Miss  xMarsh  would  re.u'rn  to 
the  Griffith  management  and  make  a 
series  for  "D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc."  un- 
der the  asme  arrangement  the  pro- 
ducer has  with  Dorothy  Gish.  The 
report  emanated  from  the  coast. 

It  was  learned  yesterday  that  Miss 
Marsh  who  was  originally  scheduled 
to  make  four  a  year  for  Robertson- 
Cole  would  in  all  probability  only  ap- 
pear in  two  pictures  for  that  com- 
pany. One  of  these,  "The  Little 
'Fraid  Lady,"  has  been  released  and 
the  second  is  finished  but  not  titled. 
The  Robertson-Cole  offices  did  not 
care  to  make  any  comment  yester-  ! 
day  on  the  report. 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Mae  Marsh  is  quoted 
locally  as  stating  that  she  has  formed 
her  own  producing  company  and  that 
she  has  already  secured  a  vehicle  for 
her  first  story.  Production  will  prob- 
ably be  in  the  East. 

Miss  Marsh's  name  and  that  of  D. 
W.  Griffith  are  being  linked  together 
in  connection  with  future  produc- 
tions. Nothing  definite  can  be  learn- 
ed here,  however. 


E.  R.  Rogers,  and  Frank  Dowler 
of  the  Signal  Amusement  Co.  Chat- 
tanooga, are  in  New  York  in  con- 
nection with  their  new  $1,000,000 
Capitol  theater  in  Chattanooga.  The 
house  opens  in  about  a  month.  They 
are  Associated  Exhibitor  franchise 

E.  C.  Bostick  of  the  Saxe  theatri- 
cal enterprises  of  Milwaukee,  also  an 
Associated  Exhibitor  member  is  vis- 
iting, too, 

J.  F.  Cubberley,  First  National 
manager  at  Minneapolis  is  here  for 
a  few  days. 

"Fifst    Born"   for    Strand 
"The  First  Born,"  the  first  of  Ses-1 
sue    Hayakawa's    specials    under    his 
new    Robertson-Cole    contract,      will 
play  the  Strand  the  last  week  of  this 





Tuesday,  January  4,  1921 

Vol. XV  No.  2       Tue.  Jan.  4,  1921      Pfipe  5  CerttS 

Copyright  1920,  Wid's  Film  and  Film  Folks. 
lac.  Published  Daily  at  71-73  West  44th  St., 
New  York.  N.  Y  .  by  WID'S  FILMS  and 

F.  C.  ("Wid")  Gunning,  President  and  Treas- 
urer; Joseph  Dannenberg,  Vice-President 
and  Editor ;  J.  W.  Alicoate,  Secretary  and 
Business   Manager. 

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Bid.  Asked.  Sale 
Famous  Players   ..48        50         50 

do  pfd 15         15        15 

*Goldwyn    4  5 

D.  W.  Griffith,  Irc Not  quoted 

Loew's,  Inc.,    15         15^     15l/2 

Triangle    5/16         H         H 

World  Film   Not  quoted 


♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Smith  Back;  Reports  Sales 

Wm.  G.  Smith  of  the  Fidelity  Pic- 
tures Co.  has  just  returned  from  a 
tour  of  the  West  and  Middle  West, 
where  he  sold  "The  Fighting  Ken- 
tuckians"  to  the  Merit  Film  Co.,  W. 
I.  Film  Service,  Indianapolis;  Secur- 
ity Pictures,  Illinois;  C.  O.  Brokaw 
Merit  Film  Co.,  Detroit,  and  Ludwig 
Film   Co.,  Minneapolis. 

Fidelity  Pictures  have  secured  a 
series  of  8  two-reel  comedies  featur- 
ing Jimmy  Butts  Thompson,  which 
will  be  handled  on  the  state  right 

Big  Tie-Up 

B.  B.  Hampton  and  Pictorial  Review 

for    Better    Pictures — Circularizing 

English  Speaking  Lands 

Benjamin  B.  Hampton,  who  is  at 
present  producing  features  for  Pathe 
and  Hodkinson  distribution,  has  per- 
fected a  tie-up  with  the  Pictorial  Re- 
view which  is  said  to  be  one  of  the 
most  important  ever,  arranged  in  the 

Hampton  in  the  February  issue  of 
the  publication,  out  Jan.  14,  has  an 
article  titled  "Too  Much  Sex  Stuff 
in  the  Movies,"  which  is  designed  to 
be  the  opening  shot  in  a  campaign  for 
better  pictures.  Hampton  will  write 
a  series  of  articles  and  in  this  con- 
nection Pictorial  Review  is  launch- 
ing a  tremendous  exploitation  cam- 
paign in  English  speaking  lands. 

One  hundred  thousand  cards  are 
being  mailed  to  clergymen  in  the  U. 
'S.,  Canada  and  Australia  enlisting 
their  aid  in  the  move;  21,000  cards 
of  a  different  nature  are  being  mailed 
to  exhibitors  in  the  U.  S„  Great  Brit- 
ain, Canada  and  Australia;  those  in 
the  professional  and  business  end  of 
the  industry  to  the  number  of  15,000 
are  included  in  another  series,  as  are 
50,000  club  women  scattered  in  this 
country  and  all  English  speaking  sec- 
tions of  the  world.  The  support  of 
50,000  school  teachers  is  likewise  be- 
ing sought   in  this  connection. 

These  communications  are  not  be- 
ing sent  broadcast  by  the  Hampton 
organization  but  emanate  from  the 
office  of  Arthur  T.  Vance,  editor  of 
the  Pictorial  Review.  The  publica- 
tion has  set  aside  a  fund  of  $75,000 
to  advertise  the  first  of  the  Hamp- 
ton articles.  Thirty  thousand  post- 
ers in  two  colors  are  to  be  supplied 
to  the  newsstands. 

The  field  force  of  the  magazine  will 
be  instructed  to  secure  endorsements 
from  prominent  people  for  the  Hamp- 
ton movement.  In  his  articles  Hamp- 
ton will  point  out  that  the  cure  for 
poor   pictures    rests    with    the    public. 

Hutchinson   Here 
Charles    Hutchinson,    Pathe    serial 
star,   now   recovered   from   the   injur- 
ies   received    in   a   fall    recently 'is   in 

Destenay  Vice-President 
Louis  Destenay  is  now  vice-presi- 
dent and  general  manager  of  the 
Gevaert  Co.  of  America,  distributors 
of  the  Gevaert  raw  stock  which  is 
manufactured  in  Belgium.  Mr.  Des- 
tenay is  enthusiastic  over  the  future 
of  his  product  in   this   country. 

Special  Showing  at  Rivoli 

Hugo  Riesenfeld  will  give  a  pri- 
vate showing  of  pictures  taken  in 
East  Africa  and  Uganda  by  the 
Vandenbergh-Parainount  Expedition 
at  the  Rivoli  Thursday  morning.  Dr. 
Vandenbergh  will  tell  the  story  of 
his  expedition. 

The  first  public  showing  will  be  at 
the  Rivoli  on  Sunday,  when  the  first 
of  a  series  of  four  parts  will  be  pre- 

Discuss  Hoover  Fund 
A   meeting  relative  to   the   Hoover 
relief  fund  was  held  in  the  rooms  of 
the    National    Association    yesterday 

Now   It's    Official 

Goldwyn  officially  announced  yes- 
terday the  signing  of  Rita  Weiman, 
Katherine  Newlin  Burt  and  Alice 
Duer  Miller  to  write  original  stories 
for  the  screen.  WID'S  DAILY 
stated  so  a  few  weeks  ago. 

Every  particle  of  adver- 
tising force  that  can  b<: 
put  into  a  poster  is  put 
into  the  RITCHEY  pos- 
ter. That  is  why  it  al- 
ways has  a  positive  box- 
office  value! 



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New  Film  for  Criterion 

"Midsummer  Madness,"  is  now  on 
fifth  and  final  week  at  the  Criterion. 
As  noted,  "The  Inside  of  the  Cup," 
A'ill  replace  it. 

Accord  in  Universal  Serial 
Art    Acc'ord,   Universal   stated   yes- 
terday is  to  star  in  a  new  serial.     Ac- 
cord,    according     to     announcements 
made    by    Special    Pictures,    was    to 
tar  in  a  series  of  two  reel  westerns. 

Beecroft    Back 

Chester  Beecroft,  exporter  and  im- 
porter of  pictures,  is  the  latest  film 
man  to  return  from  a  buying  trip  in 
Europe.  He  has  secured  40  European 
pictures,  gathered  in  Italy,  Germany, 
France,  Norway  and  Sweden,  and  all 
of  them  made  since  the  war. 

He  has  as  yet  made  no  arrange- 
ments for  the  release  pf  the  pictures 
which  he  has  purchased  for  this 

.  Joe  Brandt  Back 
Joe  Brandt  of  the  C.  B.  X.  Film 
Sales  Corp.  returned  to  New  York 
yesterday  from  a  tour  of  the  country 
in  the  interest  of  "Isobel."  He  re- 
ports the  sale  of  the  picture  for  all 
territories  with  the  exception  of  one 
spot  in  the  South.  He  stated  that 
business  generally  speaking  was  good 
,  and  that  he  found  exhibitors  more 
concerned  with  mapping  out  their 
bookings  for  1921  than  with  concern 
over  any  slump  in  receipts. 

Spectacular  Six  Reel  Negative,  a  for- 
mer  First    National    Release — Cheap. 

H.    A.    SPANUTH 
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Negative  and  world's  rights  to 




— the  rise  and  fall  of  a  crooked  Mayor. 

Hop  Dens — Gambling  Houses — Underworld  resorts 

—Police  Intrigue— MYSTERY. 

A  wonderful  opportunity  for  special  exploitation. 

SIX     REELS  ~ 

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become  interested. 
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Tuesday,  January  4,  1921 

Newspaper  Opinions 

Bunty  Pulls  the  Strings"— Goldwyn 

HERALD — Reginald  Barker  has  convert- 
d  Graham  Moffat's  stage  success  to  the  films 
1  a  commendable  fashion.   *  *  * 

WORLD — There  is  beauty  in  the  pictur- 
tation.   *  *  * 

TELEGRAM — It  is  a  picture  blessed  with 
n  unusually  large  number  of  qualities  to 
ecommend  it  to  the  public — humor,  atmo- 
phere,   novelty,   pathos  and   suspense.     • 

POST—*   *   *   Mr.   Barker  has   contributed 

picture  of  charm  and  gentle  distinction 
;om  a  play  that  had  both. 

'  GLOBED — "Bunty"  is  really  a  droll  little 
lm,  and  Leatrice  joy  puts  a  specially  quaint 
umor  into  the  title  role.  The  entire  story, 
owever — action,  authors  'and  atmosphere — 
light  have  been  tucked  much  more  snugly 
ito  three  reels  than   five. 

SUN — *  *  *  Reginald  Barker  has  achieved 
omething  in  the  way  of  an  intimate  picture 
or  Goldwyn.  *  *  * 

American,  Times,  Daily  News,  Tribune, 
ournal,  Mail  and  Evening  World  made  no 

'The    Passionate    Pilgrim— F.    P.    L. 

AMERICAN— Altogether,  "The  Passion- 
ite  Pilgrim"  proved  to  be  one  of  those  rare 
ilms  that  enlist  not  only  the  sympathies  but 
he  interest.     It  seemed  to  be  true  to  life. 

TIMES — Mr.  Vignola's  treatment  of  this 
lart  of  the  story  is  cinematographically  good. 
Particularly  his  use  of  the  cut-back,  though 
iimple  and  obvious,  is  effective.  The  settings 
tre  excelent. 

HERALD — The  intricacies  of  the  story 
lave  been  well  handled  by  George  Du  Bois 
Proctor,  scenario  writer,  and  it  holds  the 
nterest  with  an  exceptionally  plausible  de- 

WORLD — A  mixture  of  love  and  big  busi 
less,  through  which  Robert  G.  Vignola,  as 
lirector,  has  woven  a  gripping  thread  of  in- 
erest,  this  photoplay  ranks  with  th*e  finest 
iresented   in   recent   weeks. 

JOURNAL— In  fact,  it  is  one  of  the  best 
newspaper  features  ever  produced.  *  *  * 

MAIL — The  picture  suffers  somewhat  from 
a  lack  of  facile  action  and  depends  too  large- 
ly upon  its  subtitles  to  tell  its  story,  but  is 
interesting  nevertheless. 

GLOBE — It  has  one  remarkable  feature. 
The  newspaper  scenes  are  real. 

SUN — It  is  a  story  of  love  and  big  busi- 
ness, a  combination  that  makes  a  romantic 
drama  of  more  than   usual  quality. 

Daily  News,  Tribune,  Telegram,  Post  and 
Evening  World  made  no  comment. 

"The  Last  of  the   Mohicans"— A.   P. 

TIMES — Mr.  Tourneur  has  made  an  ex- 
traordinary picture  seriously  marred  in  one 

HERALD — "Last  of  Mohicans"  is  thrill- 
ing  story  as   told   in   movie'. 

WORLD — It  must  have  cost  a  small  for- 
tune to  put  J.  Fenimore  Cooper's  book  into 
the  films.  Hundreds  of  Indians  and  sol- 
diers and  horses,  and  dozens  of  "sets"  are 
employed,  and  throughout  there  is  the  evi- 
dence  of   expert    direction. 

DAILY  NEWS— One  comes  away  from 
the  Strand  with  the  memory  of  beautiful  pic- 
tures— photography  combining  imagination 
and  beauty  of  lighting,  posture  and  grouping, 
to  the  intense  satisfaction  of  the  spectator. 
So  far  as  picturization  goes,  "The  Last  of 
the  Mohicans"  is  a  work  of  art. 

TRIBUNE—*  *  *  There  are  some  per- 
fectly hair-rising  fights.   *   *   * 

MAIL — At  all  too  rare  intervals,  certainly 
not  more  than  once  or  twice  a  year,  a  pic- 
ture is  flashed  on  the  screen  for  which  the 
only  just  appellation  is  "Perfect."  Such  a 
masterpiece  is  Maurice  Tourneur's  magnifi- 
cent screening  of  "The  Last  of  the  Mohic- 
ans." At  the  outset  of  the  new  year  Tour- 
neur's production  is  a  challenge  to  directors 
of  any  company.  It  will  be  difficult  to  equal, 
practically  impossible  to  surpass.  The  pho- 
tography is  perfect,  the  continuity  unim- 
peachable, the  playing  flawless,  the  locations 
magnificent,  the  direction  unsurpassed.  The 
picture  is  one  which  a  Griffith  could  not  im- 
prove upon. 

(Continued   on    Page   4) 

The  words 




are  stenciled  in  the  film 
margin  so  that  all  East- 
man Film  may  be  in- 
stantly identified. 



Wants  Katherine  MacDonald 
Productions  Every  Week 

Exhibitor     Says     Name     Fills     Theatre     Every     Time 

What  They  Think  of  Other  First  National  Stars  and 



"A  great  picture.  We  would  like  to  get  KatheritiTMacDonald 
every  week,  as  she  gets  the  business  when  you  put  her  name  in 
front  of  the  theatre.  The  ysay  here  that  she  is  the  greatest  star  in 
world.  —  William  G.  Atkinson,  Star  Theatre,  Rockingham,  N.  C. 


"This  picture  broke  box  office  records  here.  Connie  pleased  my 
patrons.     Book  this  one  if  you  want  to  stand  them  up." — 

Paul  L.  Turgeon,  Rex  Theatre,  Green  River,  Wyo. 


"King  Vidor's  production  is  a  good,  interesting  program  picture." 
W.  H.  Creal,  Suburban  Theatre,  Omaha,  Neb. 


"A  100%  entertainment.  Very  good  business."  Boost  it  strong 
as  it  will  satisfy  practically  all."— George  O.  Monroe,  Gilbert  Theatre, 

Beatrice,  Neb. 


"Played  this  picture  to  increased  admission  during  poor  weather, 
and  we  did  extra  business  on  it.  It's  a  good,  clean  picture  that  will 
take  everywhere."— C.   E.   Power,   Power's  Theatre,   North  Branch, 



"Blow  up  this  Marshall  Neilan  production.  Big  business. 
Everyone  pleased  with  it." — John  Steichein,  Aurora  Theatre,  White 

Lake,  S.  D. 


"A  happy  version  of  a  clever  story.  Constance  Talmadge  is 
there  and  gets  the  laughs.  They  all  said  they  liked  it,  and  some  came 
back  for  a  second  time.  We're  glad  she  is  going  to  be  with  us  for 
four  years  more."— H.  P.  Thompson,  Liberty,  Theatre,  Pardeeville, 


"Pleased  100  per  cent.  Good  puller,  and  good  enough  for  some 
to  see  it  a  second  time." — Will  F.  Taddiken,  Elite  Theatre,  Morgan- 

ville,  Kans. 

First  National  Attractions 
Iherell  be  a  Franchise  everywhere 


Tuesday,  January  4,  1921 

Nothing  on  the  Shelf— 


Has  directed  Forty-two  Features 

All   Released  and   Proven 

Box    Office    Successes 

To  Be  Released 







French  and  Spanish 


For   Stage  or   Screen 


Sole  Agent 

for  French  and  Spanish 


1457   Broadway,  N.   Y.   City 
Tel.  Bryant  2305 


Paul  Schof  ield 

Free  Lance 
Adaptations  *• :  Editing 

•"Rose      of      Nome"— Fox      (West 
*  "Smilin*  All  the  Way"— David  But- 
"Girls  Don't  Gamble"— David  But- 
"Tiger's      Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 

"Just  Pals"— Fox  (West  Coast). 


"The    Quarry" — Meighan — Famous 

Hollywood,  Calif. 


Wherein  "Uncle  Peter"  effectively  demonstrated  that  poker  is  not  neces- 
sarily a  young  man's  game.  An  amusing  comedy  situation  in  "The  Spend- 
ers," a  Benjamin  B.  Hampton  production  made  from  Harry  Leon  Wil- 
son's novel.     A  Hodkinson  release. — Advt. 

In  the  Courts 

The  Selznick  Studios,  Inc.,  has  sued 
Fleischman  Bros,  in  the  Supreme 
Court  through  Konta,  Kirchwey, 
Franc  &  Michael  for  $28,000.  The 
cause  of  the  suit  is. not  stated. 

The  .  Estee  Studios  and  Laborato- 
ries, Inc.,  have  sued  the  International 
Film  Service  for  $5,000  rent  due  up 
to  Sept.  1  at  $2,500  a  month. 

Supreme  Court  Justice  McCook  has 
dismissed  the  suit  of  the  Educational 
Films  against  Globe  Indemnity  Com- 
pany to  recover  $3,574  for  breach  of 
a  contract  by  the  Lincoln  &  Parker 
Co.,  for  which  the  Globe  acted  as 
surety.  The  defendant  contended 
that  the  plaintiff  failed  to  give  proper 
notice  that  the  Lincoln  &  Parker  Co. 
had  defaulted  on  the  contract. 

On  an  assigne  dclaim  of  the  Froh- 
man  Amusement  Corp.  suit  has  been 
filed  in  the  Supreme'  Court  by  the 
Commonwealth  Film  Corp.  agaimst 
J.  Frank  Brockliss,  Inc.  It  is  alleged 
that  the  defendant  bought  the  world 
rights  exceptnig  the  U.  S-,  Canada 
and  Alaska  for  "The  Invisible  Ray," 
a  serial,  which  was  completed  May 
16  last,  and  the  defendant  agreed  to 
pay  70%  of  the  gross  and  to  pay  at 
least  $45,000  in  six  months,  but  up 
to  date  has  paid  only  $32,500. 

William  Faversham  has  filed  an  an- 
swer in  the  Supreme  Court  to  a  suit 
by  Joseph  P.  Bickerton,  Jr.,  a  law- 
yer, to  recover  under  an  alleged  con- 
tract by  which  he  was  to  get  10% 
oi  sums  received  by  the  actor.  The 
answer  alleges  that  on  Feb.  27  last 
aversham  employed  Bickerton  to  help 
negotiate  a  film  contract  with  Lewis 
J.  Selznick  and  that  the  plaintiff  didn't 
advise  him  that  he  was  acting  also 
for  Selznick. 

Kansas  City,  Mo. — E.  W.  McAvoy 
has  been  appointed  manager  of  the 
Fox  exchange. 

Newspaper  Opinions 

(Continued  from   Page   3) 

TELEGRAM—*  *  *  Done  with  extraordi- 
nary skill. 

POST — The  director  has  lopped  away 
everything  but  the  sensational,  and  the  sum 
of  that  is  nothing  but  a  melodrama  of  the 
Colonial  wars.  *  *  *  He  has  staged  some 
scents  of  rare,  even  breathless  beauty,  pic- 
tures that  have  the  quality  of  the  best  of 
that  old  English  wall  paper  depicting  syl- 
van contentment  and  the'  like,  pictures  that 
are  sometimes  suggestive  of  Claude  de  Lor- 

SUN — *  *  *  This  French  producer  has  set 
a  fashion  that  American  directors  might  well 
follow,  especially  with  his  beautifully  photo- 
graphed outdoor  scenes,  which  make  nature 
almost  as  grand  as  Cooper  described  it. 

American,  Journal,  Globe  and  Evening 
World   made   no   comment. 

"The   Bait"— F.   P.-L. 


WORLD — Purely  as  an  interesting  cin- 
ema play,  "The  liait,"  Mr.  Tourneur's  other 
production  at  the  Rialto,  surpassed  the  larger 
and  more  expensive  one. 

TRIBUNE — It  is  principally  because  of 
Miss  Hampton  that  we  liked  the  picture.  * 
We  fancy  that  Miss  Hampton  could  do  mar- 
velous things  with  a  polite  comedy.  She 
has  undoubted  talent  and  charm  and,  best 
of  all,  sincerity.  Somehow  we  fancy  that 
she   would  need  very   little  directing. 

TELEGRAM— Like  the  original,  the  pho- 
toplay has  many  thrills.  *  *  *  There  is  enough 
action  in  this  live  reel  picture  to  make  a 
week-size   serial. 

SUN — There    is    plentv    of    action 
five  reel  picture. 

American.  Times.  Herald, 
Journal,  Mail.  Post,  Globe 
World  made  no  comment. 


Daily      News, 
and    Evening 

New  Unit  in  Spokane 

Spokane,  Wash.— Incorporation  pa- 
pers have  been  filed  here  by  O.  D. 
Woodward,  a  theater  manager,  and 
a  group  of  associates  for  the  organ- 
ization of  the  Woodward  Enterprises, 
Inc.,  capitalized  at  $1,000,000  to  en- 
gage in  the  motion   picture  business. 

It  was  announced  the  company 
would  take  over  the  Enwood  M.  P. 
Co.  of  Denver  and  the  General  Film 
Co.  of  Portland  and  has  rented  a  stu- 
dio here  for  the  production  of  pic- 

'In  the  ihadow 
of  k  <hf  Dome 



OF     THE     TRADE 




56  Pine  St.,  1645  La  Brea  Ave., 

New  York  City.  Hollywood,  r-' 


The  Screen  Bulletin 

904    Fitzgerald    Bldg. Bryant   561i 


F.    A.    A.    DAHME,    INC., 

Art  Titles — Animation — Leaders 

220  W.  42nd  St.  Bryant  6791 


Art   Titles 

727   7th   Avenue  Bryant   561: 


Art    Titles 

245   West   47th   St.  New   Yorl 



Half   Tones — Line   Engravers — Electrotypes 

225  W.  39th  St.        New   York        Bryant  862 



State  Right — Export  &  Import — Film  Cl'r'm 

729    7th   Ave.  Bryant   9444 



130  W.  46th  St.  Bryant  5600-1046' 

Titles  of   all   Languages  made  and  inserted 



Sam   Zierler,    President 

729-7th  Ave.  New  Yori 



Quality    Motion    Picture    Printing 

416-24   W.   216th   St.  Wadi.   3443- 


Quality   with    Service  216   Weehawken   S 

West  Hoboken,   N.  J.         Union  4800-1-2 


430  Claremont  Parkway       Tel.  Tremont  376 

H.   J.    Streyckmans,    General   Manager 


'Kessel  Kwality  Prints" 
Fort  Lee,  N.  J.  Fort  Lee  22 



Motion   Picture    Specialists 

36  East  22d  St. Phone   Gramercy  94 


Quality    Printing   for    the   Trade 

188   W.    4th   St.  Spring   207 



Studio — 209-219    E.    124th  Harlem    711 

Studio— J61    W.    125th        Mom     4QR* 


Renting    Electric    Equipment 
1442    Gower    St.         Phones     Res.  Holly.  153 

Holly.  819 




VOL.  XV       No.  3 

Wednesday,  January  5,  1921 

Price  5  Cents 

Receiver  Named 

For  Wark  Producing  Corp.,  a  Grif- 
fith Subsidiary — Company  Made 

A  petition  in  bankruptcy  has  been 
filed  against  the  Wark  Producing 
Corp.  with  headquarters  at  1476 
Broadway.  The  creditors  named  in 
the  petition  are  the  D.  W.  G.  Corp., 
$10,000;  Harry  Wolfe,  $4,000,  and  S. 
Meyer,  $400. 

It  is  alleged  that  the  liabilities  of 
the  company  are  $300,000  and  the  as- 
sets, consisting  of  cash  and  rights  to 
films,  $100,000.  It  is  claimed  that 
the  company  was  formed  for  the  pur- 
pose of  producing  and  exploiting  "In- 
tolerance," which  was  personally  di- 
rected by  David  W.  Griffith,  and  that 
on  or  about  Dec.  28,  1915,  the  com- 
pany borrowed  money  from  various 
individuals  and  that  certificates  of 
indebtedness  were  issued  covering 
these  loans  to  the  extent  of  $300,000, 
of  which  it  is  said  55  per  cent,  has 
been  paid  off.  The  balance,  $135,000, 
it  is  claimed  became  due  on  Jan.  1, 
1921,  and  that  the  company  is  finan- 
cially unable  to  meet  its  obligations. 
It  is  for  this  reason  and  because  it 
■  is  thought  the  receiver  will  manage 
,  the  affairs  of  the  company  so  as  to 
meet  its  obligations  that  the  petition 
was  filed.  The  receiver  named  by 
Judge  Knox  is  Walter  N;  Seligsberg 
of  Seligsberg,  Lewis  and  Strouse. 

Albert  L.  Grey  of  the  Griffith  offi- 
ces when  asked  for  a  statement  yes- 
terday said  he  had  no  comment  to 
make.  Mr.  Seligsberg,  the  receiver, 
stated  that  he  expected  to  meet  the 
full  demands  of  the  creditors  and 
that  he  hoped  to  have  matters 
straightened  out  in  about  ten  days. 

Reichenbach   Handling   Dean  Film 
Harry    Reichenbach    has    been   en- 
gaged   by    Universal    to    handle    spe- 
cial  exploitation  for   Priscilla   Dean's 
new  picture,   "Outside  the  Law." 

386,311  Paid  Admissions 
In  an  advertisement  in  local 
morning  papers,  it  was  stated  that 
386,311  persons  paid  their  way  into 
to  see  "Over  the  Hill"  since  its 
Broadway  run  opened.  '  The  picture 
is  now  playing  its  16th  week  on 

Moore  and  Schertzinger  Here 
Tom  Moore  and  his  director,  Vic- 
tor Schertzinger  are  in  New  York 
from  the  coast.  It  is  understood  that 
they  will  make  a  picture  for  Gold- 
wyn  here. 

Pola  Negri  to  F.P.-L. 

To  Receive  $250,000  a  Year  for  Three 

Years — Will  Make  Six  a  Year — 

Record  for  European  Actress 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

The    Hague,    Holland— The    Kunst 

Amusement  reprints  an  article  which 

appeared  in  the  Berliner  Zeitung,  am 

Mittag,  regarding  the  signing  of  Pola 

Negri  by  Famous  Players. 

The  article  states  that  Pola  Negri 
the  famous  star  of  "Passion,"  has  a 
contract  with  Ben  Blumenthal  and 
Samuel  Rachman  on  behalf  of 
Famous  Players  for  three  years.  The 
terms  of  the  contract  call  for  a  pay- 
ment of  $250,000  a  year  to  the  star, 
or  18,750,000  marks  a  year,  the  great- 
est sum  ever  paid  to  an  actress  for; 
services  in  Germany  or  in  Europe, 
The  contract  calls  for  six  pictures  a 
year,  three  to  be  made  in  America. 
The  terms  of  the  agreement  provide 
for  the  free  passage  to  and  from  Ger- 
many to  this  country  of  the  star,  who 
is  to  have  her  wardrobe  provided  and 
who  is  to  receive  $500  a  week  in  ad- 
dition to  her  salary  for  each  week  she 
is  in  America. 

A  tremendous  drama  of  life  and  love  is  Thomas  H.  Ince's  second  Asso- 
ciated Producers'  production,  "Lying  Lips,"  nationally  released  Jan.  30. 
House  Peters  and  Florence  Vidor  (above)  are  the  featured  members  of  a 
cast  which  includes  Joseph  Kilgour  and  a  dozen  other  capable  players. 
Mr.  Ince  himself  directed  the  scores  of  big  scenes  in  this  production.— Adv. 

The  "Big  Five" 

Proves    to    Be    Just    a    Very    Clever 
Publicity  Stunt  for  First  Nat'l 
The  "Big  5"  secret  is  out. 
The  "Big  5"  is  not  a  new  distrib- 
uting  organization.     Neither   is    it   a 
new      producing      organization.       It 
hasn't   any   room   for   directors,   sales 
managers  or  office  help  of  any  kind. 
(Continued    on    Page    3) 

Adolphe    Osso    Here 

Adolphe  Osso  returned  to  New 
York  from  Paris  yesterday  on  the 
Lorraine.  This  is  his  first  visit  here 
in  some  months,  his  business  affairs 
having  kept  him  in  Paris. 

Buy  Two  Stories  for  Lytell 
Metro  announced  yesterday  the 
purchase  of  two  stories  for  Bert  Ly- 
telK  One  is  "Peace  and  Quiet,"  by 
Edwin  Milton  Royle,  author  of  "The 
Squaw  Man,"  and  the  other  "Junk," 
by  Kenneth  Harris,  which  appeared 
in  the  Saturday  Evening  Post.  Max- 
well Karger  will  direct  Lytell  in  both 

Saxe  in  Chicago 

Buys    Out    Harry    Moir    Interests — 
All  Three  Houses  First  Runs 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chicago — Tom  Saxe  of  the  Saxe 
Amusement  Enterprises,  Milwaukee, 
has  bought  the  theatrical  interests  of 
Harry  Moir  here  and  by  virtue  of  the 
deal  now  controls  three  first  run  pic- 
ture houses  here,  the  Rose,  the  Al- 
cazar and  the  Boston.  This  is  Saxe's 
first  venture  in  the  Chicago  theatrical 

E.  C.  Bostick,  general  manager  of 
the  Saxe  Amusement  Enterprises 
who  is  in  New  York  stated  yesterday 
hat  Harry  Hart,  now  with  the  Saxe 
heaters  in  Milwaukee  would  probably 
be  placed  in  charge  of  the  Chicago 
houses.  Bostick  also  stated  that 
Saxe's  interest  in  Chicago  would  in 
all  probability  end  with  the  taking 
over  of  the  Moir  theaters. 

Due  On  Monday 
Ben  Blumenthal  and  Samuel  Rach- 
man are  due  in  New  York  on  Mon- 
day   from    Liverpool.      They    are    re- 
turning on  the  S.  S.  Auguste  Victoria, 

Ziehm  Back 
Arthur  Ziehm,  foreign  manager  fori  i 
Goldwyn    has    returned   from    abroad ' 
where  he  spent  five  months  in  study- 
ing conditions. 

Ball  Tonight 

The  much  discussed  ball  of  the 
Theater  Owners  Chamber  of  Com- 
merce will  be  held  at  the  Astor  to- 
night. You  are  going  to  be  there,, 
aren't  you? 

Moving    the    End   of   the    Week 

The  Robertson-Cole  offices  will  be  I 
transferred   from    1600   Broadway  to 
the  new  building  at  48th  St.  and  7th 
Ave.  where  the  company  will  occupy 
the  8th,  10th,  11th  and  12th  fffiors  as  ; 
well   as   the  projection  rooms  on  the 
roof.     The  remainder  of  the  12  story 
building  will  be  leased  to  other  com-1 

Miller  Elected 

Charles  F.  Miller  was  elected  di- 
rector (president),  of  the  M.  P.  D, 
A.,  at  a  meeting  held  last  night. 



Wednesday,  January  5,  1921 

Vol. XV  No.  3    ,  Wed.  Jan.  5,  1921 

Price  5  Cents 

Copyright  1920,  Wid's  Film  and  Film  Folkt, 
lie.  Published  Daily  at  71-73  West  44th  St., 
New  York,  N.  Y.,  by  WID'S  FILMS  and 

V.  C.  ("Wid")  Gunning,  President  and  Treas- 
urer; Joseph  Dannenberg,  Vice-President 
and  Editor;  J.  W.  Alicoate,  Secretary  and 
Business   Manager. 

Entered  as  second-class  matter  May  21,  1918, 
at  the  post  office  at  New  York,  N.  Y.,  under 
the  act  of  March  3,  1879. 
Terms.  (Postage  free)  United  States,  Outside 
•f  Greater  New  York,  $10.00  one  year;  6 
■lonths,  $5.00;  3  months,  $3.00.  Foreign, 

Subscribers   should   remit  with  order. 
Addr-ss      all      communications      to      WID'S 
DAILY,    71-73   West   44th    St.,   New 
York,   N.    Y. 
Telephone:      Vanderbilt,    4551-4552-5558 
Hollywood,  California 
Editorial  and   Business  Offices:     6411   Holly- 
wood  Blvd.      Phone,    Hollywood   1603. 
London     Representative — W.    A.    William- 
pn,    Kinematograph    Weekly,    85    LongAcre, 
tondon,  W.  C.  t. 

Paris    Representative — Le    Film,    144    Rue 
Kontmartre.  J 

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Bid.  Asked.  Sale 

Famous  Players  ...  49        51^     49]/2 

do  Pfd.  .: 77y2   ny2  78 

*Goldwyn    4^4       5 

D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc Not  quoted 

Loew's,  Inc. \^A     \W\     16^ 

Triangle    5/16        U        M 

World  Film   Not  quoted 


♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Re-open  Plant  Jan.  24 
Jesse  L.  Lasky  states  that  the  Long 
Island  studio  of  Famous  Players  will 
be  reopened  on  Jan.  24,  when  three 
companies  will  start  work.  He  states 
that  $200,000  in  additional  electrical 
•  equipment  has  been  installed  in  the 

Hugo*Riesenfeld  has  postponed  the 
showing  of  pictures  of  the  Vanden- 
bergh-Paramount  expedition  from 
Thursday  at  the  Rivoli  to  Friday 

Loss  $160,000 
(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 
Indianapolis — The  loss   suffered  by 
the  fire  at  the  Lieber  Building,  28  E. 
.  Washington  St.,  on  the  29th  is  esti- 
mated as  having  done  $160,000  dam- 
age.     It    develops    that    the    Indiana 
First   National    exchange   as   well   as 
that  of  Educational  Films  was  badly 
hit  by  the  blaze. 

Art  Holah  Here 

Art    Holah,    former    manager    for 
Pathe   in    New    England,   is   in   town. 

At  Broadway  Theaters 


The  first  number  presents  the  finale  from 
the  second  act  of  "Aida."  The  soloists  are 
Miss  Emily  Beglin,  Miss  Rose  Reed,  Mr. 
Erik  Bye  and  Mr.  Max  Sasonoff,  assisted 
by  the  Capitol  ensemble,  Mile.  Gambarelli 
and  the  Capitol  ballet  corps.  The  Capitol 
News  is  next  followed  by  a  recitation  by 
Bertram  Peacock  as  a  prologue  to  the  feat- 
ure, "Bunty  Pulls  the  Strings,"  a  Reginald 
Barker  production  for  Goldwyn.  A  post- 
yuletide  fantasy,  "Funeral  March  of  the  Ma- 
rionettes," is  presented  by  the  ballet  corps. 
Then  Harold  Lloyd  in  his  latest  comedy, 
"Number  Please,"  supplies  the  laughs  of  the 
evening  before  the  concluding  organ  solo. 


The  overture  is  "Rienzi,"  a  Richard  Wag- 
ner number.  The  Magazine  is  of  ordinary 
interest.  Mary  Fabian  sings  the  aria  from 
"Joan  of  Arc."  Hope  Hampton  is  seen  in 
Maurice  Tourneur's  production  "The  Bait," 
a  Paramount  picture.  Joseph  Alessi,  rend- 
ers "Inflamatus"  from  "Stabat-  Mater,"  a 
trumpet  virtuoso.  There  is  a  Christie  com- 
edy,  "Going  Thru  the  Rye." 


The  Rivoli  is  celebrating  its  third  anni- 
versary this  week.  The  overture  is  the  Sec- 
ond Hungarian  Rhapsody  with  a  cymbal  solo 
by  Bela  Nyary.  The  Pictorial  contains  a 
varied  and  interesting  selection  of  subjects. 
A  scene  from  "Lakme"  is  presented  with 
appropriate  setting  and  costumes.  The  Riv- 
oli chorus  and  ballet  take  part  with  Grace 
Hoffman  rendering  a  solo.  Cosmopolitan's 
production,  "The  Passionate  Pilgrim,"  is 
the  feature  which  is  followed  by  the  Torea- 
dor song  from  "Carmen,"  sang  by  Edoardo 
Albano.  A  Cartoon  comedy,  "Out  of  the 
Inkwell,"  is  very  good.  The  organ  solo 

Curb  Stock  Levels 

In  the  year  just  closed,  the  mo- 
tion picture  issues  listed  on  the  New 
York  Curb  Market  experienced  a 
number  of  rather  radical  changes,  so 
far    as    price    values    are    concerned. 

The  most  noteworthy  change  was 
in  the  Goldwyn  issue,  which  reached 
a  high  level  of  34  during  the  year, 
but  closed  at  4.  The  following  table 
gives  the  issues,  the  total  number  of 
shares  that  changed  hands  and  the 
high,  low  and  closing  prices: 

High     Low     Last       Sales 

Goldwyn     34  4  4  22,074 

D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc.15^     U%     11%         3,950 

Triangle     ;.      %         A         Vs     166,250 

Unit.    Pict.    Prod.. 13^       1!4       l'A     188,000 
World    Film 'A         Vi         Vi         5,200 

do.  1st   pfd yi         54  J4         3,000 

do  2nd  pfd 1  Vs         Y»       13,300 


The  orchestra  opens  the  program  with 
selections  from  Victor  Herbert's  "Natoma." 
Then  comes  the  Topical  Review.  Prizma 
presents  "An  Indian  Summer,"  a  beautiful 
scenic.  Joseph  Martel  and  male  quartette 
render  a  vocal  prologue  before  the  presen- 
tation of  Maurice  Tourneur's  production, 
"The  Last  of  the  Mohicans"  for  Associated 
Producers.  Kitty  McLaughlin  sings  "The 
Bird  Song"  from  "Pagliacci."  Harold  Lloyd 
is  also  on  the  Strand  bill  with  his  latest  fun 
maker,  "Number  Please."  Festival  March 
is  the  organ  solo. 

Dalton  in  New  Company 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILx; 
Los  Angeles — Emmett  Dalton  is 
one  of  the  incorporators  of  the  Stand- 
ard Pictures  Corp.,  a  new  company 
formed  here.  Associated  with  him 
are  M.  J.  Grave  and  A  C.  Webb. 
Dalton  a  few  weeks  ago  stated  that 
he  intended  re-entering  the  produc- 
tion field. 

Maugham  Signed 

W.  Somerset  Maugham,  the  Eng- 
lish author,  has  been  signed  by  Fa- 
mous Players  to  write  original  sto- 
ries for  the  screen.  This,  despite  the 
fa*ct  that  Maugham  stated  very  em- 
phatically a  few  weeks  ago  that  he 
would  do  no  such  thing. 

Delft,  Marquette  Opens 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Marquette,  Mich.— The  Delft  the- 
ater, operated  by  Delft  Theaters,  Inc., 
who  run  the  Opera  House,  Marquette, 
Delft,  Escanaba;  Strand,  Escanaba 
and  Delft,  Munising  has  opened. 

New  Floor  for  Levey  Studios 

Work  has  begun  on  the  enlarge- 
ment of  the  Harry  Levey  Studios  at 
230  W.  38th  St.  An  entire  new  floor 
is  being  added  to  include  executive 
offices,  production  department  offices, 
cutting  rooms,  editing  department 
rooms  and  rest  rooms. 

Louise  Fazenda  Here 

Louise  Fazenda,  now  under  con- 
tract with  Special  Pictures,  has  ar- 
rived in  New  York  after  stopping  off 
at  a  number  of  cities  on  her  way 

"Never  Were  Partners"— Callaghan 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Andrew  J.  Callaghan 
denies  an  article  recently  publfshed 
in  WID'S  DAILY  to  the  effect  that 
he  and  Harry  Leonhardt  had  recently 
dissolved  partnership.  He  stated  that 
he  and  Leonhardt  have  never  had  a 
partnership  agreement  but  that  they 
had  a  working  agreement  on  "The 
Devil,"  recently  completed  with- 
George  Arliss. 



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The  .  government  will 
benefit  greatly  from  the 
fact  that  RITCHEY  post- 
ers were  so  generally  used 
in  the  theaters  last  year. 
Their  use  made  a  most  ap- 
preciable increase  in  the 
exhibitor's  income  tax  re- 



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and  Success. 



The  greatest  pro- 
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Cecil  B.  DeMille 
"Forbidden  Fruit" 

By   Jeanie   MacPherson 

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Wednesday,  January  5,  1921 




No.   2 
:HARLESTON,    S.    C.    (Except    Oklahoma 
:ity)— Grim   ship   of  war   rings   with   kiddies' 
lerry    voices.      Saliors    are    hosts    to    orphan 
hildren  aboard  the  U.  S.  S.  Bridgeport. 
IEW  YORK  CITY— Mrs.   MacSwiney  sails 
ome.      Before    departing,     widow    of    Irish 
lartyr  pays  last  visit  to  the  City  Hall  where 
he  receives  Key  to  the  City. 
:JEWBURG,     N.     Y. — Runners    on    narrow 
teel   blades   vie   for   speed   supremacy.      Ex- 
ert   ice-skaters    compete    in    National    Out- 
oor   Championship. 

'IUME — "Stay  with  us,  D'Annunzio" — cry 
itizens  of  Fiume  in  plea  to  their  poet-com- 
lander  as  the  Italian  army  marches  on  the 

'HILADELPHIA,  PA. — The  mummers  Par- 
de — more  gorgeous,  more  bizarre,  more  ex- 
ravagant  than  ever.  Lavish  and  humorous 
ostumes  mark  Quaker  City's  annual  pageant. 
N  THE  LIMELIGHT— De  Valera  in  Erin. 
President  of  Irish  Republic"  is  said  to  have 
eturned  to  Ireland  from  America,  without 
nowledge  of  the  British  government. 
UNG  IN  THE  NEW— The  Old  Year  is 
shered  out  with  din  and  hilarity  by  frolick- 
rs  along  gay  Broadway.  Exclusive  views 
f  New  Year's  Eve  festivities  in  New  York 
Juminated  by  sunlight  lamps. 

Vitagraph  Showing  Today 

Vitagraph  will  give  a  special  show- 
ng  of  "Black  Beauty,"  in  the  Grand 
Ball  room  of  the  Astor  hotel  this 
ifternoon  at  2:30. 

Buchanan  Signed  by  Lasky 
Los  Angeles — Thompson  Buchan- 
tn,  who  recently  left  the  Goldwyn 
icenario  department,  has  been  ap- 
>ointed  associate  supervisory  director 
if  the  Lasky  studio.  He  will  work 
vith  Frank  E.  Woods. 

Object  to  Censors 

Exchangemen    in    Kansas    City    For- 
ward Letter  to   Gov.  Allen  of 
Kansas  Citing  Grievances 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Kansas  City,  —  The  local  ex- 
change managers,  representing  all 
of  the  important  companies  have  pre- 
pared a  joint  letter  which  has  been 
forwarded  to  Governor  Henry  J.  Al- 
len of  Kansas. 

In  the  letter  the  exchangemen  out- 
ine  a  number  of  grievances  which 
they  profess  to  hold  against  the  Kan- 
sas Board  of  Censors  and  which  they 
state  are  interfering  with  the  opera- 
tion of  their  business  in  that  state. 

Two  Exchanges  for  Sunrise 

The  first  two  links  in  the  contem- 
plated series  of  exchange  centers  to 
be. opened  by  Sunrise  Pictures  in  the 
larger  territories  have  been  estab- 
lished with  the  appointment  of  S. 
Rubenstein  as  manager  for  Greater 
New  York  and  Northern  New  Jersey 
and  Ben  Abrams  for  Baltimore  and 
Washington.  Abrams'  headquarters 
are  at  420  E.  Lexington  St.,  Balti- 

Weiss  Still  Buying 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chicago — Harry  Weiss  has  pur- 
chased for  the  Superior  Screen  Serv- 
ice for  Illinois  and  Indiana  "Madon- 
nas and  Men"  and  a  series  of  12  two 
reel  Perry  Comedies  starring  Mack 

No  Depression,  Says  Rogers 
"First  of  all,  I  found  that  condi- 
tions were  satisfactory  and  that  any 
little  lull  the  exhibitors  were  having 
was  on  account  of  the  holiday  season. 
If  the  exhibitor  really  analyzed  his 
business  and  looked  back  at  his  re- 
ceipts of  a  year  ago,  he  was  rather 
surprised  to  find  there  was-  no  real 
depression."  Thus  Charles  Rogers, 
sales  manager  of  Selznick,  summa- 
rized his  observations  upon  return- 
ing from  a  long  tour  through  many 
important  sections  of  the  country. 

Changes  in  Chicago  Branches 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Chicago — The  past  week  has  been 
marked  by  several  changes  in  the 
exchanges  in  Chicago.  Pat  Dillon  has 
resigned  as  manager  of  the  Comedy- 
art  exchange;  George  Weinberg  has 
left  the  sales  force  of  Masterpiece 
Film,  and  Joe  Smith  has  left  Comedy- 
art.  Ben  Weissenbach  has  left  the 
Kline  Film  Co.  to  join  Celebrated 

John  E.  Maple,  general  manager  of 
the  Northwestern  Film  Corp.  of 
Sheridan,  Wyo.,  is  visiting. 

Webster  Campbell  is  now  directing 
Corinne  Griffith  in  "The  Correspond- 
ent" for  Vitagraph  with  Percy  Mar- 
mont  as  leadnig  man. 

The  "Big  Five" 

(Continued   from   Page   1) 

The  "Big  5",  an  advertising  cam- 
paign regarding  which  has  been  in 
force  for  the  past  six  weeks,  is  the 
grouping  of  five  big  productions  by 
Associated  First  National  Pictures, 

They  consist  of  "Passion,"  "The 
Kid,"  the  six  reel  Chaplin;  Al  Kauf- 
man-Allen Holubar's  nine  reel  "Man, 
Woman,  Marriage,"  starring  Dorothy 
Phillips;  R.  A.  Walsh's  "The  Oath," 
and  Louis  B.  Mayer's  special,  "Sow- 
ing the  Wind,"  starring  Anita  Stew- 
art. These  form  the  first  group  of 
the  Big  S  production  series. 

It  is  announced  that  other  groups 
are  to  follow. 

All  of  these  pictures  will  be  shown 
to  a  special  gathering  of  exhibitors 
to  be  held  in  Chicago  early  next  week 
for  the  first  time,  ■  excepting  "Pas- 
sion," which  has  appeared  in  several 

Tri-Star  Pictures  Formed 
Tri-Star  Pictures  Corp.  with  offices 
in  the  Hooven  Bldg.,  has  been  form- 
ed. C.  H.  Rosenfeld  and  M.  F.  Beier 
are  interested  in  the  new  company 
operating  in  the  state  right  field. 

No  Shows  in  Ilion,  N.  Y. 

Ilion,  N.  Y. — The  Ilion  board  of 
trustees  has  decided  against  Sunday 
picture  shows.  The  vote  was  taken 
after  a  petition  bearing  1,000  name 
and  one  bearing.  2,440  were  presented. 

For  Sale!   Cash  Only! 

Negative    and    world's    rights    to 



"The  Invisible  Government" 

— the  rise  and  fall  of  a  crooked  Mayor 

Hop    Dens — Gambling    Houses — 

Underworld  Resorts — 

Police    Intrigue— MYSTERY 

A  wonderful   opportunity  for  special 


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May  MacAvoy  has  just  completed 
work  on  "Sentimental  Tommy." 

Spectacular  Six  Reel  Negative,  a  for- 
mer  First    National    Release — Cheap. 

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Wednesday,  January  5,  1921 

Two  More  Completed 
Two  -Selznick  productions,  "The 
Girl  From  Nowhere,"  starring  Elaine 
Hammerstein,  and  "The  Fighter," 
starring  Conway  Tearle,  were  com- 
pleted last  week  at  the  Selznick  Fort 
Lee  studios. 

More  Road-  Shows  for  Tucker  Bros. 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Oklahoma  City— Tucker  Brothers' 
road  shows,  exploited  in  Oklahoma 
and  Arkansas  for  the  past  40  weeks, 
w.ill  be  circuited  into  Texas.  All  road 
shows  are  played  on  percentage. 

New  shows  now  starting  over  the 
circuit  are  "The  Unfortunate  Sex," 
"The  Woman  Above  Reproach,"  and 
"The  House  Without  Children."  Six 
different  circuits  are  expected  to  be 
in  operation  by  Feb.  1st. 

They  Work  Smoothly  in  Seattle 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Seattle — Mayor  Caldwell  invited  all 
the  film  managers  to  come  to  a  meet- 
ing last  Tuesday  with  the  city  board 
of  censors  in  order  that  both  sides 
might  get  the  viewpoint  of  each  oth- 
er. The  censor  board  is  not  a  paid 

It  consists  of  nine  men  and  three 
women  who  receive  an  appointment 
without  salary  under  a  city  ordinance 
which  gives  them  power  to  stop  any 
picture  from  being  exhibited  in  the 
city  which  has  not  complied  with 
eliminations  ordered  by  the  National 
Board  of  Review.  Each  film  mana- 
ger present  at  the  meeting  pledged 
himself  to*  cooperate  with  the  board 
to  this  end. 



Have  completed  three  of  the 
STORIES,  by  Clarence  Bud- 
ington  Kelland,  which  have 
appeared  in  the  Saturday 
Evening  Post,  the  Cosmopol- 
itan and  the  American  Maga- 
zine, and  shortly  to  be  pub- 
lished in  book  form  by  Har- 
per Brothers  Company. 

"Sc'attergood  Makes  aMatch" 
"Soothing  Syrup" 

"Down  the  Line" 

Directed  by 

and  featuring 

There  will  be  thirteen  Scat- 
tergood stories  in  this  series 
and  announcement  of  release 
will  soon  be  made. 

Back  to  One  Reelers 

Eddie  Lyons  and  Lee  Moran  are 
again  to  make  one  reelers  for  Un- 
iversal. They  made  several  features 
for  that  company  among  them  being 
"Everything  But  the  Truth,"  "La 
La  Lucille,"  and  "Once  a  Plumber." 
These  pictures  were  part  of  a  pro- 
posed series  of  eight  features  star- 
ring the  team. 

Universal  offers  six  star  series, 
eight  pictures  in  each  series.  The  re- 
moval of  Lyons  and  Moran  from 
that  classification  leaves  as  stars 
Gladys  Walton,  Carmel  Myers,  Ed- 
ith Roberts,  Frank  Mayo,  Eva  No- 
vak and  Harry  Carey,  who  later  in 
the  year  switches, to  Jewel  produc- 
tions. Hoot  Gibson  in  a  new  addi- 
tion to  the  "special  attraction"  list- 

Stock  Sold  at  Auction 

The  following  securities  have  been 
sold  at  auction: 

200  shares  Mirror  Film  preferred, 
$2  lot. 

200  shares  Mirror  Film  common, 
$1  lot. 

95  shares  Mutual  Film  preferred, 
$20  lot. 

110  shares  Mutual  Film  common, 
$20  lot. 

100  shares  Biograph,  $1  lot. 

3600  shares  Hallmark  Pictures  pre- 
ferred, $30  lot. 

57  shares  Prizma  2nd  preferred, 
$30  lot. 

12  shares  Prizma  common,  $5  lot. 

More  Bookings  for  "The  Devil" 
"The  Devil,"  will  be  exhibited  in 
the  following  theaters  controlled  by 
the  Mark  Strand  interests.  The 
Strand,  Brooklyn;  Strand,  Wor 
cester;  Mark  Strand,  Lynn;  Rialto, 
Newark;  Strand,  Syracuse;  Mark 
Strand,   Albany* 

Fisher  Here  from  Coast 
Victor  B. .  Fisher,  secretary  and 
treasurer  of  the  Associated  Photo- 
plays, Inc.,  is  in  New  York  from 
the  coast.  The  company  has  secured 
permanent  headquarters  in  the  old 
Blackton  offices  at  25  W.  45th  St. 
where  Fisher  will  be  in  charge. 

Cameramen  Get  Quarters 
The  newly  formed  M.  P.  Photo- 
graphers Ass'n  has  secured  offices  in 
the  Candler  Bldg.,  suite  2005.  Ned 
Van  Buren  is  president  of  the  organ- 
ization which  is  similar  to  the 
American  Society  of  Cinemato- 
grapers  on  the  coast. 

Peacock   Prod.    Move 

Kansas  City,  Mo. — The  executive 
offices  of  Peacock  Prod.,  Inc.,  con- 
trolling branches  in  Dallas,  Okla- 
homa City,  Kansas  City  and  St. 
Louis,  are  being  transferred  from 
Tulsa  to  the  Film  Exchange  Build- 
ing,  this   city. 

Executives  to  Meet 
Indianapolis — G.  G.  Schmidt,  pres- 
ident of  the  M.  P.  T.  O.  of  Indiana, 
has  announced  that  a  meeting  of  the 
executive  committee  of  the  organiza- 
tion will  be  held  after  the  holidays  in 
Indianapolis  to  determine  methods  of 
obtaining   a   full   membership   in    the 

Says  Ruin  Faces  Him 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Minneapolis — In  a  complaint  lodg- 
ed with  the  United  Theatrical  League 
the  Colonial  theater  of  Watertown,  S. 
D.,  states  that  the  Watertown  legiti- 
mate picture  business  is  being  ruined 
by  so-called  free  shows,  community 
films,  and  church  entertainments 
given  by  the  Methodist  Church  in 
that  place.  Various  feature  films 
have  been  shown,  with  no  admission 
fee  save  a  voluntary  offering,  and 
these  have  drawn  the  greater  part  of 
the  attendance  from  the  picture  thea- 
ters, the  complaint  says. 

W.  A.  Steffes,  president  of  the 
league,  says  that  the  league  is  tak- 
ing firm  steps  to  prevent  release  of 
films  to  churches  unless  previously 
shown  at  theaters,  or  unless  they  are 
strictly  educational  films. 

Battle  Coming  Over  Sunday  Shows 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Defiance,  O. — A  hot  fight  in  the 
war  on  Sunday  shows  is  expected 
here.  Several  ministers  are  cooper- 
ating in  a  campaign  with  Rev.  H.  A. 
Straub,  secretary  of  the  Ohio  Lord's 
Day  Alliance,  to  close  Sunday  pic- 
ture shows,  and  opposing  them  are 
the  stockholders  of  the  Citizens  Op- 
era House  and  a  group  of  large  man- 
ufacturing institutions,  who  desire 
Sunday  shows  for  their  hundreds  of 

Takes  On  More  Product 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chicago — Clyde  E.  Elliott,  presi- 
dent of  Pioneer  Film  of  Illinois,  has 
contracted  for  12  Bill  West  come- 
dies, 15  two-reel  "Nick  Carter"  films, 
the  Monroe  Salisbury  feature,  "The 
Barbarian,"  and  "Luke  McLuke's 
Film-Osophy,"  a  novelty  in  500  feet 
lengths,  to  be  published  every  week. 

Making  Two  Reel  Westerns 
Los  Angeles — Molina  Film  Co., 
backed  by  General  R.  A.  Roy^r,  has 
been  formed  to  produce  two-reel 
westerns  on  the  General's  ranch  near 
Anaheim.  Henrique  Molina  will  star 
and  John   Hoenvest  will  direct. 

Crescent  Buys  "Yankee  Doodle" 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
St.  Louis — The  Crescent  Film  Co. 
has  taken  over  the  distribution  of 
"Yankee  Doodle  in  Berlin"  for  Kan- 
sas and  Western  Missouri.  They 
have  also  closed  for  the  distribution 
of  26  Star  Ranch  two  reel  westerns 
to  be  released  bi-monthly,  beginning 
Dec.  1. 

Bill  to  Abolish  Censor  Board 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Columbus,  O. — A  bill  is  now  being 
drafted,  it  is  reported,  looking  to  the 
elimination  of  the  board  of  censors, 
which  will  be  presented  to  the  gen- 
eral assembly  in  January.  Who  the 
authors  are  is  not  disclosed,  but  its 
sponsors  will  push  it  vigorously.     ■ 

Two    More    Finished 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angelas — "Movie  Mad"  and 
"Scrappily  Married"  have  just  been 
completed  at  the  Christie  studios  for 
release  through  Educational  in  Jan- 

Down  in   Cuba 

A.  Alperstein  and  J.  A.  Golder 
write  jointly  from  Havana,  Cuba 
that  it's  a  great  place  and  that  the} 
expect  to  make  a  picture  in  Havan; 
in  the  near  future. 

More    Sales 

The  new  series  of  Hallroom  Boy 
comedies  has  been  bought  by  Brom 
berg  Attractions,  Atlanta,  for  Geor 
gia,  Florida,  Alabama  and  Tennessee 

North  and  South  Carolina  hav 
been  bought  by  Premiere  Picture 
Corp.  of  Charlotte,  N.  C.  Sold  b; 
C.  B.  C.  Film  Sales. 


OF     THE     TRADE 



56  Pine  St.,  1645  La  Brea  Av« 

New  York  City.  Hollywood,  P 


The  Screen  Bulletin 
904   Fitzgerald   Bldg. Bryant  56 


F.    A.    A.    DAHME,    INC., 
Art   Titles — Animation — Leaders 
220  W.  42nd  St. Bryant  67! 

Art   Titlei 
727   7th   Avenue  Bryant   56 

Art    Titles 
245   West   47th   St.  New  Yo 



Half   Tones — Line   Engravers — Electrotype 

225  W.  39th  St.        New   York        Bryant  86 


State  Right — Export  &   Import — Film  Cl'r':1. 
729    7th   Ave.  Bryant   9444 


130  W.  46th  St.  Bryant  5600-104, 

Titles  of   all   Languages  made  and  inserte 



Sam   Zierler,    President 
729-7th  Ave.  New  Yo 


Quality    Motion    Picture    Printing 
416-24   W.   216th   St.  Wadi.   344; 


430  Claremont  Parkway       Tel.  Tremont  37' 

H.   J.    Streyckmans,    General   Manager   , 


'Kessel  Kwality  Prints" 
Fort  Lee,  N.  J.  Fort  Lee  1~\ 


Motion   Picture    Specialist! 
36  East  22d  St. Phone   Gramercy  S 

Quality   Printing  for   the   Trade 
188   W.   4th   St.  Spring  2C 


Studio — 209-219    E.    124th  Harlem   71 

Studio — 361    W     t2Stk        Mora.   408S 

Los  Angeles 


Renting    Electric    Equipment 
1442    Gower    St.         Phones     Res.  Holly.  1M 

Holly.  819 



VOL.    XV       No.    4 

Thursday,  January  6,  1921 

Price  5  Cent 

Film  City  in  Florida 

Murray  W.  Garsson  Buys  Old  Army 
Site   Near  Jacksonville — Plans 
*  Extensive   Production 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Jacksonville,  Fla.— As  the  result  of 
negotiations  completed  last  week 
what  papers  here  describe  as  the 
"largest  motion  picture  production 
center  in  the  world"  will  soon  be 
under  way  at  Camp  Joseph  E.  John- 
ston, at  Black  Point. 

It  is  said  more  'than  700  acres  of 
ground  in  the  camp  have  been  pur- 
chased by  the  Fine  Art  Pictures,  Inc., 
of  New   York. 

Twenty  complete  studios  will  be 
built  it  is  promised  and  each  studio' 
will  be  capable  of  accomodating  two 
companies,  giving  working  space 
under  the  present  plans  for  40  com- 
panies operating  at  the  same  time. 

Heading  the  company  which  will 
develop  the  camp  site  is  Murray  W. 
Garsson  of  New  York,  who  is  presi- 
dent of  the  corporation.  Garsson  has 
be6n  in  Jacksonville,  for  a  month 
concluding  the  negotiations  for  the 
purchase  of  the  camp  property  and 
has  received,  the  assistance  and  sup- 
port of  the  motion  picture  committee 
of  the  local  Chamber  of  Commerce. 

The  site  of  the  proposed  "Fine  Arts 
City,"  as  it  will  be  known  is  eight  and 
one-half  miles  from  the  center  of 

According  to  a  statement  in  the 
Times-Union,  Fine  Arts  has  laid  out 
a  program  of  production.  The  pro- 
gram calls  for  the  production  of  46 
pictures  classified  as  follows:  IS 
two-reel  comedies;  15  two-reel  West- 
erns; 12  super-productions  and  four 
special   productions. 

Henry  Garsson,  brother  .of  Murray, 
stated  yesterday  that  the  above  dis- 
patch was  correct  in  detail  and  added 
that  the  production  plans  outlined 
above  represented  a  minimum  produc- 
tion schedule.  He  said  that  there 
were  about  20  army  buildings  at  the 
camp  which  would  be  reconstructed 
to  meet  studio  needs  and  that  pro- 
duction would  be  started  in  February. 
Murray  Garsson  is  expected  back  in 
New'  York  on  Monday. 

"After  the  Ball  -  -  " 

At  the  hour  of  going  to  press 
the  much-talked-of  ball  of  the 
Theater  Owners'  Chamber  of 
Commerce  was  in  fulL  swing  at 
the  Astor.  A  lot  of  prominent 
film  people  were  there,  not  car- 
ing a  darn  when  they  got  home. 

Adrift  on  the  shell  of  their  ship,  wr 
Blair  Cornwall  find  in  each  others' 
die  of  man  and  woman.  Facing  sta 
seal  their  troth  with  heaven  the  onl 
H.  Ince's  second  Associated  Produ 
which  Mr.  Ince  in  person  directed 
Peters  and  Florence  Vidor  head  the 

ecked  at  sea,  Nance  Abbott  and 
eyes  the  answer  to  the  eternal  rid- 
ring  death  together,  they  plight  and 
y  witness.  A  big  moment  in.Thos. 
cers'  production,  "Lying  -Lips,"  in 
the  important  sequences.  .House 
'  cast. — Advt. 

D.W.'s  Fame— Why? 

Asks  Small  Town  Exhibitor  Regard- 
ing Showings  of  "Way  Down 
East"— D.  W.  Replies 

Ben  L.  Morris  of  the  Spragg 
Amusement  Co.  of  Bellaire,  O.,  op- 
erating the  Olympic,  Majestic  and 
Elk  Grand  in  that  city,  has  sent  this 
publication  an  interesting  letter  re- 
garding the  fame  of  D.  W.  Griffith  as 
(Continued   on   Page   4) 

Mason  With  First  National 
Lesley  Mason,  former  editor  of  the 
Exhibitor's     Trade     Review,   is  now 
with   First  National"  in  an  important 

Coastward  Bound 
Niiram  Abrams,  Dennis  F.  O'Brien 
and  Mark  Larkin  leave  for  the  coast 
on  Saturday.  Larkin  assumes  his 
duties  as  press  representative  for 
Mary  and  "Doug"   shortly. 

New  Tax  Ruling 

Treasury     Department     Finds     State 
Right  Dealers  Are  Taxable 
as   Exhibitors 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Washington — The    Internal    Reve- 
nue   Department    has    issued    a    new 
ruling   which    hits    state   right   opera- 
tors.    The   department     holds     that 
such  buyers  are  taxable  as  exhibitors 
under   the   present   form   of  contract 
and   as  such   must  pay   the   five  per 
cent    rental    tax,    heretofore    paid    by 

It  is  probable  that  the  matter  will 
be  brought  before  the  department  by 
the  National  Association. 

Frederick  H.  Elliott,  secretary  of 
the  N.  A.  M.  P.  I.,  when  asked  about 
the  matter  yesterday  refused  to  com- 
ment on  it  other  than  to  say  the  mat- 
ter "was  pretty  well  whipped  into 

Ludvigh  Named 

As  Treasurer  of  Famous  Players  i 
Place  of  Arthur  S.  Friend- 
No   Other  Changes 

Elek  J.  Ludvigh,  legal  adviser  c 
Famous  Players-Lasky,  has  been  s« 
lected  as  treasurer  of  the  corpora 
tion,  succeeding  Arthur  S.  Frienc 
who  resigned  some  weeks  ago.  Mi 
Ludvigh  will  be  called  secretary-treas 
urer  of  the  corporation. 

This  was  decided  at  a:  meeting  o 
the  board  of  directors  held  in  the  ex 
ecutive  offices  yesterday.  No  othe 
changes  in  the  personnel  of  the  cor 
poration's  executives  were  announced 

Ttfathanson  Here 
N.    L.    Nathanson   of   the    Famou 
Players    Canadian    Corp.    is    in    towi 
from  Toronto. 

French  Pathe  and  U.  F.  A.  in  Dea 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Berlin — Credence  is  being  given  t< 

the   reports    here   that   Pathe   Frere: 

nd  the  U.  F.  A.  are  negotiating  a  dea 

whereby    U.     F.     A.    will    represen 

Pathe  in  Germany. 

Spence  Leaves  Fox 

Ralph  Spence  who  has  been  writing 
titles  for  Fox  productions  for  the  pas 
three  years  has  left  that  organization 
He  has  formed  a  company  callec 
Ralph  Spence,  Inc.,  capitalized  a 
$20,000,  in  which  Harry  Saks  Hech 
eimer  and  G.  D.  Richardson  are  in 
terested.  Spence  will  continue  in  th< 
same  line  of  work. 

£50,000,000  for  Theaters? 

Los  Angeles — A  local  newspaper 
in  an  interview  with  Fred  Granville 
who  has  just  returned  from  Englanc 
where  he  directed  sevearl  pictures  fo: 
Samuelson's,  quotes  Granville  as  say 
ing  that  a  sum  of  £50,000,000  ha; 
been  set  aside  to  build  a  chain  o 
theaters  in  Great  Britain.  Granvill< 
does  not  state  what  interests  are  t< 
build  the  theaters. 

New  Moss  Unit 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Albany,  N.  Y.— The.  B.  S.  Mosi 
Theater  Corp.,  was  formed  here 
terday.  The  company  is  capitalizec 
at  $1,500,000  and  in  its  incorporatioi 
papers  stated  its  purpose  was  to  man 
ufacture  films.  The  incorporators  ar 
N. .  H.  Streimer,  M.  Sulzberger  an< 
B.  S.  Moss,  955  Park  Ave. 

An  effort  was  made  to  ascertaii 
from  the  Moss  offices  yesterday  wha 
the  new  company  planned  to  do 
Moss  could  not  be  reached  for  \ 




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(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Frances  Harmer  has 
been  transferred  from  the  general 
Lasky  scenario  department  to  the 
William  DeMille  company.  Miss  F. 
M.  McConnell  has  filled  her  place. 
.  Miss  Harmer  is  said  to  have  read 
over  10,000  scenarios  in  the  four 
years  she  has  been  with  Lasky. 

Cheaper  Rentals  Planned 

Minneapolis — Formation  of  a  new 
independent  producing  company 
which  hopes  to  do  much  to  reduce 
rentals  is  announced  by  "Mickey" 
Coen,  who  is  affiliated  with  the  new 
organization.  The  purposes  of.  the 
new  company  are  four-fold: 

To  sell  the  exhibitor  30  pictures — 
15  all-star  and  15  specials. 

To  sell  all  advertising  matter  at 

To  eliminate  unnecessary  express 
charges  on  paper  by  shipping  all  ad- 
vertising by  open  parcel  post  and 
charging  it  to  the  exhibitor's  rental. 

To  sell  no  vice  pictures,  suggest- 
ive, war  or  foreign  pictures,  and  to 
supply  all  clean  attractions. 

(£kicuzciticmxi£  0  HxJaaajU^ 

Committee  of  72 

A  move  in  the  drive  to  save  250,000 
babies  was  made  late  Tuesday  even- 
ing when  Herbert  Hoover  telegraph- 
ed 72  representative  exhibitors  ap- 
pointing them  as  chairmen  of  "Save 
the  Children"  Committees  in  their  re- 
spective territories.  The  telegrams 
were  sent  after  a  conference  with  Wil- 
liam A.  Brady  and  Sydney  S.  Cohen. 

Every  important  key  center  of  the 
United  States  is  covered,  and  in  ad- 
dition to  the  exchange  centers  a  large 
number  of  other  important  towns  and 
communities  are  embraced  in  the  ap- 

In  the  New  York  territory  Hoover 
has  selected  S.  L.  Rothafel  of  the 
Capitol  to  head  the  forces  of  Greater 
New  York.  Those  to  whom  tele- 
grams were  sent  are  as  follows: 

W.  Bernstein,  Colonial,  Albany ;  Willard 
C.  Patterson,  Criterion,  Atlanta ;  Jacob 
Lourie,  Beacon,  Boston;  Mike  Shea,  Hip- 
podrome, Buffalo;  Ike  Lipson,  Walnut  St. 
Theater,  Cincinnati ;  Sam  Katz,  Balaban  & 
Katz,  Chicago ;  Henry  Lustig,  Cleveland ; 
E.  T.  Peter,  Dallas ;  Thomas  Furnace.  Bruns- 
wick Amusement  Co.,  Duluth ;  Eugene  H. 
Roth,  the  California,  San  Francisco ;  Glenn 
Harper,  Los  Angeles;  James  Q.  Clemmer, 
Clemmer,  Seattle ;  Ray  A.  Crombacker,  Lib- 
erty, Spokane;  Messrs.  Jensen  &  Von  Her- 
berg,  Portland,  Ore. ;  Wm.  Svvanson,  Salt 
Lake  City;  Thomas  Vick  Roy,  Tauber,  Den- 
ver; Fred  Seegert.  Regent,  Milwaukee;  Jake 
Wells,  Colonial,  Richmond,  Va. ;  Frank  L. 
Newman,  Newman,  Kansas  City ;  Harry 
Crandall,  Metropolitan,  Washington ;  Harry 
Goldberg,  Moon,  Omaha;  A.  H.  Blank,  Des 
Moines,  Des  Moines;  Eugene  V.  Richards, 
Sanger  Amusement  Co.,  New  Orleans;  Jules 
Mastbaum,  Palace,  Philadelphia ;  John  P. 
Harris,  Grand,  Pittsburgh;  J.  C.  Ritter,  Ri- 
alto,  Detroit;  Theo.  L.  Hayes,  Loeb's  Ar- 
cade, Minneapolis ;  Joseph  Mogler,  Mogler, 
St.  Louis;  E.  H.  Fay,  Fay's,  Providence; 
Max  Spiegel,  Strand,  Newark ;  Louis  Blu- 
menthal,  National,  Jersey  City ;  E.  H.  Bing- 
ham, Colonial,  Indianapolis;  J.  A.  Maddox, 
Southern  Theater,  Columbus,  O. ;  Charles 
W.  Whitehurst,  New  Theater,  Baltimore ; 
H  D.  Varner,  Lyric,  Lexington,  N.  C. ;  C. 
D.'  Cooley,  Strand,  Tampa;  H.  C.  Farley, 
214  Montgomery  St.,  Montgomery;  Fred  C. 
Dolle,  Alamo,  Louisville ;  William  J.  Clark, 
Grand  Rapids,  Mich. ;  E.  V.  Lester,  Rialto, 
Columbia,  S.  C. ;  L.  M.  Miller,  Palace,  Wich- 
ita ;  A.  Guggenheimer,  Arcadia,  Savannah ; 
S.  Z.  Poli,  Poli,  New  Haven ;  Oscar  Ginn, 
Du  Pont,  Wilmington,  Del. ;  Sam  L.  Roth- 
afel, Capitol,  New  York;  Alfred  Black, 
Rockland,  Me.;  C.  H.  Bean,  Pastime, 
Franklin,  N.  H.;  H.  S.  Graves,  St.  Johns- 
bury,  Vt. ;  Fitzpatrick  &  McElroy,  Chicago ; 
Al  "Hamilton,  Hamilton,  Yonkers,  N.  Y. ; 
C.  A  Hayman,  Cataract,  Niagara  Falls,  N. 
Y.;  W.  A.  Dillion,  Strand,  Ithaca;  W.  H. 
Linton,  Hippodrome,  Utica ;  Emmett  Cor- 
nell, Eckel,  Syracuse;  Theodore  Jellenk, 
Albany,  Schenectady;  George  Roberts,  Mid- 
dlctown,  N.  Y. ;  A.  A.  Elliot,  Hudson,  Hud- 
son, N.  Y. ;  Frank  Barhydt,  Alpine,  Troy ; 
L.  Buettner,  Cohoes  Opera  House,  Cohoes ; 
Ben  Young,  Illion,  N.  Y.;  James  Papayano- 
kos,  Watertown,  N.  Y. ;  Jack  Farren,  Vic- 
toria, Rochester;  M.  J.  Burnham,  Cortland, 
N.  Y. ;  F.  J.  Schweppe,  Elmira,  N.  Y.J  J. 
Schwartzwalder,  Auburn,  N.  Y..;  W.  E. 
Benton,  Saratoga  Springs;  F.  W.  Meusert, 
Glens  Falls;  Charles  Gilmore,  Oswego;  N. 
M.  Peterson,  Jamestown,  N.  Y. ;  Robert 
Landay,  Ogdensburg,  N.  Y. ;  J.  J.  Kings- 
ton, Salamanca,  N.  Y. ;  V.  A.  Warren, 
Strand,  Massena,  N.  Y. ;  H.  J.  Kallet,  Onei- 
da, N.  Y. 

In  the  fhadoiv 

&  X  the  Dome  II  s 

In  the  Courts 

A  jury  before  Supreme  Court  Jus- 
tice Ford  gave  a  verdict  for  $2,500  in 
a  suit  of  Max  Ehrenreich  against  the 
Fox  Film  Corp',  for  $25,000  damages. 

Supreme  Court  Justice  Bijur  has 
dismissed  the  suit  of  Julius  Levy 
against  the  Pioneer  Film  Corp.  to 
recover  $25,000  for  services.  Levy  al- 
leged he  was  engaged  to  act  the  part 
of  the  peanut  vender  in  "The  Wives 
of  Men,"  which  required  special  abil- 
ity, and  that  the  amount  sued  for  was 
the  fair  value  of  his  services.  He  did 
not  appear  when  the  case  was  called 
for  trial. 

George  Weston,  writer,  has  sued 
the  Goldwyn  Picture  Corp.  in  the 
Supreme  Court  for  an  injunction  re- 
straining it  from  producing  and  ex- 
hibiting a  feature  film  from  his  book, 
"Oh,  Mary,  Be  Careful."  He  states 
that  the  defendant  made  a  contract 
with  him  for  the  picturization  of  the 
book  by  which  he  received  $1,000 
down  and  was  to  get  5  per  cent  of 
the  net  receipts.  He  alleges  that  the 
defendant  failed  to  produce  the  film 
within  a  year  as  agreed  and  for  that 
reason  the  contract  has  terminated. 
The  defendant  insists  that  it  still 
holds  the  right  to  produce  the  film 
which  has  been  made,  and  that  no 
definite  time  was  stated  for  the  re- 
lease of  the  film,  "which  was  essen- 
tially a  matter  to  be  determined  by 
the  business  judgment  of  the  defend- 
ant." ( The  defendant  stated  that  it 
expects  to  release  the  film  soon. 

Hodkinson  Appointments 
Joe  Bloom,  Hodkinson  supervisor, 
has  appointed  C.  E.  Gregg,  Hodkin- 
son representative  ni  the  Des  Moines 
territory,  and  S.  E.  Marks,  represen- 
tative in  the  St.  Louis  territory. 

For   Foreign   Exploitation 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Albany — The  Bedini  Hirsh  The- 
atrical Enterprises  have  been  formed 
here  with  a  capital  of  $10,000.  In- 
corporators are  H.  S.  and  W.  Hech- 
eimer  and  R.  Workman,  1465  Broad- 

Cardoza  in  Macon 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Atlanta — Hugh  L.  Cardoza,  for- 
mer manager  of  the  Jake  Wells  in- 
terests in  this  city,  is  to  manage  the 
Grand  in  Macon,  associated  with  H. 
B.  Clark,  who  will  manage  the  South- 
ern  Enterprises  in  Macon. 

Eddington,  a  Bank  Official 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — H.  E.  Edington,  as- 
sistant to  Abraham  Lehr,  Goldwyn 
vice-president  in  charge  of  production 
has  been  elected  vice-president  and 
director   of   the-  Culver   City   Bank. 

New  Christie  Feature 

(Special  to   WID'S  DAILY) 
Los    Angeles — "See    My    Lawyer," 
a  new  Christie  fea'ture  is  ready  for  re- 
lease.    Distribution  sources  have  not 
been  announced. 

Fined  for   Sunday   Shows 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Marion,  Ind-. — Judge  Charles  A. 
Cole  of  the  circuit  court  has  fined  the 
Mutual  Theater  Co.,  operating  the 
Lyric,  $25  for  showing  pictures  on 
Sunday.    The  case  has  been  appealed. 

Inter-Ocean  has  sold  "The  Silent 
Barrier"  for  Holland,  Switzerland, 
France  and  Belgium. 

Jean  Bedini  and  Walter  Hirsh  are 
sponsors  for  the  above  company 
which  will  handle  pictures  for  the 
foreign  market. 

Anderson  Marries 
R.  V.  Anderson,  sales  manager  of 
the  International  News  Weekly  was 
married  yesterday  to  Ruth  B.  Alex- 
ander of  the  local  S.  A.  Lynch  office. 
The  couple  left  for  California  where 
they  will  visit  Universal  City. 

The  poster  is  seen  first. 
If  it  is  a  RITCHEY  pos- 
ter the  photoplay  is  seen 



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Thursday,  January  6,  1921 

Nothing  on  the  Shelf— 


Has  directed  Forty-two  Features 
All   Released  and   Proven    . 
Box    Office    Successes    • 

To  Be  Released 







Charles  Ray's  "The  Old  Swimmin' 
Hole"  has  been  set  for  release  Feb. 

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314  EAST  34th  STREET     -     NEW  YORK  CITY 

Telephone    Murray    Hill    6562-6563 

Spectacular  Six  Reel  Negative,  a  for- 
mer  First    National    Release — Cheap. 

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Paul  Schof  ield 

Free  Lance 
Adaptations : :  Editing 


"Rose     of      Nome"— Fox      (West 
*  "Smilin"  All  the  Way"— David  But- 

"Girls  Don't  Gamble"— David  But- 

"Tiger's      Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 

"Just  Pals"— Fox  (West  Coast).. 

"The    Quarry" — Meighan — Famoui 


Hollywood,  Calif. 


D.W.'s  Fame— Why? 

(Continued   from   Page    1) 

a  producer— and  why.     He  states: 

"Who  was  it  that  made  D.  W.  Griffith 

"Was  it  the  big  legitimate  theaters  who 
laughed  at  the  movies  until  they  were  forced 
to  take  them  in  to  keep  open,  or  was  it  the 
small,  family  movie  theaters,  which  his  ad- 
vertising specialists  so  contemptuously  refer 
to  as  'the  ordinary  motion  picture  theaters' 
in  which  his  'Way  Down  East'  is  never  to 

"It  is  announced  for  a  week  in  a  theater 
near  us  that  has  always  been  the  worst 
enemy  the  motion  picture  could  possibly 
have,   has  always  held  them   up   to  ridicule. 

"Where  would  Griffith  have  even  been 
had  it  not  been  for  the  thousands  of  Ameri- 
can movie  theaters  that  have  flashed  his  name 
across  the  screen  and  refer  to  him  as  'the 
master    director.' 

"When  Jie  gets  something  real  good  the 
screen's  enemy,  the  'legitimate  theater,'  gets 

The  communication  was  forward- 
ed to  the  Griffith  offices  and  the  fol- 
lowing reply  was  made  by  Gerrett  J. 
Lloyd,  for  Mr.  Griffith: 

"Gratitude,  as  some  cynic  has  said,  'is 
something  that  the  other  man  doesn't  give 

"Mr.   Morris  perhaps  does  not  remember: 

"That  one  of  the  most  influential  and 
powerful  executives  in  motion  pictures,  and 
a  competitor  of  Mr.  Griffith,  said  publicly: 
'Griffith's  showing  of  'The  Birth  of  a  Na- 
tion,' and  his  other  big  productions  in  stage 
theaters,  has  been  the  biggest  single  influence 
for  growth  that  has  come  to  motion  picture 
theaters.  He  increased  the  motion  picture 
patronage  of  the  country  by  at  least  25%. 
He  taught  the  world  that  a  film  is  as  great 
an  attraction  as  any  stage  play.  He  raised 
pictures  to  a  new  level  in  the  minds  of  the 

"Or  that  the  controlling  owner  of  a  chain 
of  great  motion  picture  theaters  recently 
said:  'Wherever  Griffith  has  shown  'Way- 
Down  East,'  in  the  stage  theaters,  we  can 
notice  a  big  stimulus  in  the  patronage  of  our 
motion  picture  theaters.  Griffith  has  done 
the  only  thing  he  could  do  with  his  long  pic- 
tures, and  it  has  been  one  of  the  best,  things 
over   known   for   the  exhibitors  as   a   whole.' 

"The  only  times  Mr.  Griffith  has  gone  out- 
side the  motion  picture  theaters  to  exhibit 
his  films  have  been  when  the  motion  pic- 
ture theaters  were  not  in  a  position  to  accept 

"Exhibitors  have  established  a  set  policy  in 
the  conduct  of  their  theaters  as  to  admission 
prices,  number  of  shows  daily,  and  length 
of  run. 

"To  avoid  a  disastrous  conflict  with  this 
policy,  Mr.  Griffith  used  the  stage  theaters 
to  exhibit  'The  Birth  of  a  Nation,'  'Intoler- 
ance,' 'Hearts  of  the  World'  and  now  'Way 
Down    East.' 

"Nothing  will  please  him  more  than  for 
the  time  to  come  when  the  motion  picture 
exhibitors  will  be  in  a  position  to  accept  films 
of  12  reels,  more  or  less,  for  the  presentation 
their   length   and   popularity   demands. 

"No   one  has  ever  advertised  with  authority 

that   'Way    Down    East'   would   not  be   shown 

in    'the  ordinary  motion  picture  theater.'     We 

have  inserted  this  note  in  our  advertisements: 

.  ing    to    length,    cost    of    production, 

ironbound   contracts   this   production 

will    never   be    shown    other    than    at   first 

class    theatrical    prices. 

"We  have  shown  it  in  motion  picture  the- 
aters, where  the  theaters  were  willing  to 
e  prices  and  number  of  shows  daily 
lo  accomodate  the  picture,  and  probably  will 
do   so   many,   many   times   in   the   future." 

•  Becla,  Van  Siclen  Moves 
Eecli,  Van  Siclen  &  Co.  has  moved 
its  film  department  from  its  offices 
at  45  E.  17th  St.  to  the  new  building 
at  112  W.  44th  St.,  where  Eve  Un- 
scll's  Photoplay  staff  is  located.  Bech, 
Van  Siclen  has  one  of  the  upper  sto- 

Bech,  Van  Siclen  &•  Co.,  Inc.,  has 
sold  for  Japan  "Inn  of  the  Blue 
Moon,"  "Street  of  Seven  Stars,"  feat- 
uring Doris  Kenyon,  and  "The  Man 
Who  Won,"  for  India,  Ceylon  and 

Ban  in  Chicago 

All  Films  Dealing  With  Criminals  on 

Forbidden  List 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Chicago — The  police  department 
has  issued  new  regulations  regarding 
the  showing  of  films  in  which  crim- 
inals appear.  Chief  of  Police  Fitz- 
morris,  who  has  been  very  active  of 
late  in  reducing  the  number  of  crimes 
in  the  city,  has  issued  orders  pro- 
hibiting the  exhibition  of  all  motion 
pictures  in  which  criminals  appear, 
either  as  heroes  or  villains.  Even  pic- 
tures in  which  the  criminal  ends  his 
celluloid  career  in  a  prison  cell  are 

It  seems  the  order  was  issued  sev- 
eral weeks  ago  by  Chief  Fitzmorris 
but  it  has  just  become  public  when 
three  boys  who  were  sentenced  to  the 
reformatory  blamed  their  crimes  on 
what  they  had  seen  in  a  picture. 

Fordham  President  Against  Films 
The  Rev.  E.  J.  Tivnan,  president 
of  Fordham  University,  in  an  address 
made  at  the  Bronx  National  Bank 
stated  that  the  abuse  of  the  motion 
picture  screen  is  becoming  a  national 

M.  P.  D.  A.  Officers 
Charles  Miller,  as  noted  in  yester- 
day's issue,  was  elected  director  of 
the  M.  P.  D.  A.  at  a  meeting  held  on 
Tuesday  evening.  The  other  officers 
for  1921  are  as  follows: 

S.  E.  V.  Taylor,  assistant  director; 
Robert  Vignola,  technical  director; 
Charles  M.  Seay,  scenarist;  C.  Jay 
Williams,  treasurer;  Robert  Ellis,  in- 
ner guard;  George  A.  Leesey,  outer 
guard,  and  James  Vincent,  trustee  for 
three  years. 

Hallmark  Creditors  Meet  Jan.  14 

The  creditors  of  Hallmark  Pictures 
Corp.  will  hold  a  meeting  in  the  of- 
fices of  Peter  B.  Olney,  referee  in 
bankruptcy,  at  68  William  St.,  on  Jan. 
14  to  consider  the  advisability  of  au^ 
thorizing  the  trustee  to  employ  an 
accountant  to  audit  the  books  of  the 

Handling  McClure  Pictures 
The  newly  formed  Tri-Star  Pic- 
tures Corp.  which  will  operate  in  the 
state  right  field  will  release  two  feat- 
ures made  some  time  ago  by  Mc- 
Clure Prod.,  Inc.  Alice  Mann  and 
Donald  Hall  appear  in  them.  Also 
a  series  of  Ko-Ko-Knutt  Comedies. 

Kelly  Komedies  Incorporate 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Kelly  Komedies  of 

New    York    have    been    incorporated 

with   a  capitalization   of  $50,000.     In- 

orators:    L.    A.    Kearney,    R.    F. 

Savage  and  J.  Kelly,  Elmhurst,  L.  I. 

The  above  -company,  as  noted,  will 
make  a  series  of  comedies  starring 

Harry  Levey  gave  his  annual  talk 
to  the  advertising  class  of  the  23rd 
St.  Y.  M.  C.  A.  last  night. 

The  Hodkinson  Corp.  has  orgail 
ized  an  "Exhibitors'  Service  Deparl 

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rOL.    XV       No.    5 

Friday,  January  7,  1921 

Price  S  Cents 

The  Million  Class 

irst     National     Officials     Going     to 
Show  the  "Big  5"  (  -oup— High 
Exhibition  Valu      Placed 

First    National    offic  are   partic- 

larh  enthusiastic  o\  :  the  first  of 
-\e  "Big  5"  group  of  pictures  which 
le  circuit  will  offer  during  1921.  As 
oted,  the  pictures  in  this  grouping 
re  "Passion,"  "The  Kid,"  "Man, 
Voman  and  Marriage,"  "The  Oath" 
nd  "Sowing  the  Wind." 

Circuit  officials  are  of  the  opinion 
lat  this  series  offers  the  most  im- 
ortant  productions  released  by  their 
vvn  organization  or  in  fact,  any  in 
ie  business.  Exhibition  values  are 
f  $1,000,000  each  have  been  placed  on 
Passion,"  "The  Kid"  and  "Man, 
Voman  and  Marriage"  and  values 
jning  high  up  into  the  hundreds  of 
lousands  have  been  fixed  for  the 
ther  two. 

J.  D.  Williams,  Harry  O.  Schwalbe 
nd- others  of  First  National  will  leave 
)r  Chicago  on  Sunday,  where  at  the 
!ongress  Hotel,  the  series  will  be 
nown  to  a  number  of  important  ex- 
ibitors.  These  showmen  have  been 
ivited  from  every  exchange  center 
l  the  country.  Not  all  of  them  are 
irst  National  franchise  holders  al- 
lough  about  one  third  will  be. 

"Passion"  is  the  only  one  of  the 
Big  5"  group  that  has  so  far  been 
nown.  WID'S  DAILY,  in  its  is- 
ue  of  Sunday,  Jan.  15.,  will  review 
ie  remaining  four  of  the  group. 

Counselman  Heads  Committee 
Lee    Counselman    lias    been    named 
jiairman  of  finance  committee  of  the 
iational       Association,        succeeding 
rthur  S.  Friend. 

Powerful   Italian   Firm  in  Films 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Rome — The  Italian  Colonial  Syndi- 
ite,  a  powerful  organization  with  a 
ipital  of  30,000,000  lire  and  offices  all 
ver  the  world,  has  formed  a  film 
ranch  to  deal  with  the  export  and 
nport    trades.      The      Italian      trade 

ems   to    look   with    favor    upon    the 

trance  of  this  company  into  the  do- 

estic  picture  business. 

Important  Confab 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — There  was  an  im- 
prtant  conference  of  the  directors 
j  Associated  Producers,  Inc.,  held 
re  last  night.  Oscar  A.  Price,  pres- 
ent of  the  company,  attended  the 

Rescued  from  the  face  of  almost  cer 
Nance  Abbott,  pledged  to  wed  anoth 
man  she  scarcely  knows.  Thomas  H. 
among  the  score  of  thrilling  ones  in 
for  Associated  Producers,  featuring 

tain    death    in    a    shipwreck    at    sea, 

er,   finds   herself  the   soul   wife   of   a 

Ince  personally  directed  this  scene' 

"Lying  Lips,"  his  second  production 

House  Peters  and  Florence  Vidor. — 

First  Move  Killed 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Minneapolis,  Minn. — The  first  at- 
tempt in  Minnesota  to  put  over  Sun- 
day closing  was  defeated  by  a  vote 
of  three  to  one  at  Waterville.  The 
ordinance  carried  a  rider  which  would 
compel  exhibitors  to  exhibit  pictures 
to  censors  at  three  o'olock  en  the 
afternoon  of  their  showing.  If  cen- 
sors were  to  decide  that  the  produc- 
tion was  unfit  the  theater  would  be 
dark   that   day. 

If  the  ordinance  had  passed  at 
Waterville,  many  Minnesota  towns 
and  smaller  cities  would  have  follow- 
ed suit.  The  Women's  Christmas 
Temperance  Union  and  other 
women's  organizations  were  in  back 
of  thtr-ordinance,  therefore  it  is  looked 
upon  as  a  big  victory  for  Northwest 
exhibitors.  The  matter  was  of  such 
importance  that  president.  W.  A. 
Steffes  personally  conducted  the 
fight  against  the  ordinance  for  the 
United  Theatrical  Protective  League. 

Talk  of  Censors 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Albany,  N.  Y.— There  is  talk  of 
censorship  in  the  air  again.  With 
the  advent  of  the  Republican  Admin- 
istration, it  is  expected  that  various 
reform  organizations  will  again  re- 
vive the  agitation  for  a  censorship  bill 
for  New  York  State. 

Various  "uplift"  bodies  have  indi- 
cated from  time  to  time  their  desire 
to  secure  a  more  strict  regulation  of 
pictures  and  now  that  the  legislature 
has  convened,  the  presentation  of  a 
new  bill  is  looked  for. 

Stoll  Breaking  Into  France 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Paris — Stoll  Film  has  sold  to  Pathe 
Freres  "The  Yellow  Claw,"  a  Sax 
Rohmer  story.  Je'ffery  Bernard  sold 
the  film  while  in  Paris  recently  at  a 
figure  which  in  some  quarters  is  said 
to  be  a  record  price  for  a  British  pro- 
duction in  France. 

Plans  Uncertain 

Lillian  Gish  Says  She  Has  Not  Sign- 
ed  With  Anyone — Wants 
Rest   First 

Lillian  Gish,  who  completed  about 
two  reels  of  "The  World's  Shadows" 
for  Frohman  Amusement  when  the 
latter  company  voluntarily  went  into 
bankruptcy,  has  not  signed  with  any 
other  producer,  according  to  a  state- 
ment she  made  to  a  representative  of 
WID'S  DAILY  over  the  telephone 
on  Wednesday  evening. 

Miss  Gii,h  said  she  had  not  even 
bothered  about  a  new  contract  and 
that  she  was  determined  to  have  four 
weeks'  rest  because  she  "hadn't  had 
a  vacation  in  six  or  seven  years." 
She  admitted  that  she  didn't  know 
just  what  she  would  do  and  stated 
that  there  was  nothing  definite  to  the 
report  published  by  an  afternoon  pa- 
per that  she  would  form  her  own  pro- 
ducing  unit. 

"I  am  not  going  to  talk  contracts 
for  four  weeks,"  said  Miss  Gish. 

R.-C.  Buys  Linder  Film 
Robertson-Cole  have  purchased 
"Seven  Years'  Bad  Luck,"  a  five  reel 
comedy  starring  Max  Linder.  WID'S 
DAILY  in  its  issue  of  Nov.  26  stated 
from  its  coast  correspondent  that  Lin- 
der and  Robertson-Cole  had  a  deal 
under  way,  but  at  that  time  the  dis- 
tributing company  advised  "forget- 
ting" about  the  report. 

Max  Glucksmann  Coming  Here 
Max  Glucksmann,  one  of  the  most 
important  of  the  film  men  in  South 
America,  particularly  in  the  Argen- 
tine where  he  owns  some  of  the  larg- 
est theaters,  is  due  in  this  country 
from  Paris  about  the  15th.  He  leaves 
Havre  on  the  SS.  Lorraine  tomorrow. 
Glucksmann  has  been  in  France 
for  the  past  few  months  and  recently 
spent  a  month  in  Germany.  This 
will  be  his  first  visit  in  about  four 
years.  Foreign  trade  papers  have 
linked  his  name  with  an  important 
South  American  deal  involving  the 
powerful  German  U.  F.  A. 

Leased  Indefinitely 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chicago— The  D.  W.  Griffith  or- 
ganization has  leased  the  Woods  the- 
ater for  an  indefinite  period  to  house 
"Way  Down  East,"  which  did  a  gross 
business  of  $22,347  for  the  week  end- 
ing Saturday. 

The  local  Griffith  offices  have  leas- 
ed the  44th  St.  theater  for  an  indefi- 
nite period  for  "Way  Down  East," 
which  is  now  about  to  enter  its  20tb] 
week  at  that-  theater. 


Friday,  January  7,  1921 

V.I.XV  No.  5       Frl.  Jan.  7,  1921       Price  5  Cents 

Copyright  1920,  Wid'a  Film  and  Film  Folki, 
lac.  Published  Daily  at  71-73  West  44th  St., 
New  York,  N.  Y..  by  WID'S  FILMS  and 

F.  C.  ("Wid")  Gunning,  President  and  Treas- 
urer; Joseph  Dannenberg,  Vice-President 
and  Editor;  J.  W.  Alicoate,  Secretary  and 
Business   Manager. 

Entered  as  second-class  matter  May  21,  1918, 
»t  the  post  office  at  New  York,  N.  Y.,  under 
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Editorial  and   Business  Offices:     6411   Holly- 
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Loew's,  Inc 15?4     18         17% 

D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc Not  quoted 

Triangle    5/16         3/8         $i 

World  Film  Not  quoted 


♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Coast  Brevities 

(Special  to  WID'S   DAILY) 
Hollywood — Edward   Connelly  has 
been  loaned  by  Metro  to  Victor  Flem- 
ing, who  is  making  "Wife  Insurance" 
for  Emerson-Loos. 

James  Clemens,  formerly  with 
Christie,  will  direct  Johnnie  and  Em- 
ma Fay  in  a  series  of  features  which 
will  be  made  in  a  Culver  City  studio. 

Edna  Shipman,  star  of  Legend 
comedies,  is  visiting. 

George  Richter  is  now  chief  cam- 
eraman at  the  Reelcraft  studios. 

Realart's  precision  laboratory,  re- 
garded as  one  of  the  finest  establish- 
ments on  the  Pacific  Coast  for  the  re- 
pair of  camera  equipment,  has  been 
completed  and  is  now  in  use. 

Ambitious  Plans 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — The  Cosmo-art  Pic- 
tures Corp.  in  a  local  publication 
states  it  plans  to  build  a  model  park 
with  a  number  of  permanent  outdoor 
sets  which  can  be  used  by  producing 
companies  for  "atmosphere."  The 
company  states  it  also  plans  to  pro- 
duce with  one  or  more  units 
and  that  it  has  secure  da  site  for 
the  proposed  park  within  15  minutes 
of  the   Alexandria  Hotel. 

Penn  With  Pioneer 
Cleveland — Gill  Penn  is  now  in 
charge  of  the  local  exchange  of  the 
Pioneer  Film.  Penn  takes  the  place 
of  D.  S.  Davidson,  who  was  com- 
pelled, through  ill  health,  to  leave 
for  the  coast. 

Karpen   With   Schlesinger 
Leon  Schlesinger  of  the  Film  Ser- 
vice   Bureau    has    secured    C.    Alfred 
Karpen  as  editor-in-chief  of  the  edit- 
ing department. 

(f  (^cUtcatioruti  (J  ictuAjuJ 


A  ne  wcomedy  unit  has  been  es- 
tablished at  Universal  City  to  pro- 
duce one  and  two  reelers.  It  is  com- 
posed of  Wm.  Beaudine,  director; 
Frank  Conklin,  author,  and  Scott 
Darling,  scenario  writer.  Beaudine 
formerly  directed  Bobby  Vernon; 
Conklin  provided  stories  for  Christie 
Comedies,  and  Darling's  most  recent 
work  was  the  scenario  for  "So  Long 
Letty."  The  combination  will  begin 
at  Universal  in  a  few  days. 


Playing  a  Ninth  Week 

"Way  Down  East"  is  now  round- 
ing out  its  ninth  week  at  the  Shubert 
inally  scheduled  to  play  eight  weeks 
Crescent  in  Brooklyn.  It  was  orig- 
but  the  engagement  was  prolonged 
one  week. 

Katterjohn    Engaged 

Los    Angeles— Monte    M.    Katter- 
john  has   been   engaged   by   Famous 
«.iiyerA  to  PrePare   the   scenario   for 
the  Great  Moment,"  Elinor  Glyn's 
original  story  for  Gloria  Swanson.  * 

"Party"  for  Larkin 

Some  of  Mark  Larkin's  "buddies" 
around  town  are  giving  him  a  lunch- 
eon today  at  the  Astor,  since   Mark 

Aeaues  or  the  coast  tomorrow.  Bert 
Adler  will  be  host  and  among  those 
present  will  be:  Paul  Lazarus,  C  L. 
Yearsley  John  W.  McKay,  Jack 
Peger,  Earl  J.  Hudson  and  Al 

Curwood  Denial 

James  Oliver  Curwood,  through  his 
agents,  the  Robert  H.  Davis  Corp., 
denied  yesterday  a  man  named  Joseph 
Ziden  owns  the  rights  to  any  of  his 

"In  several  trade  journals  recently 
appeared  the  announcement  that  the 
E.  P.  Hermann  Corp.  had  the  screen 
rights  to  four  of,  my  novels.  When 
called  upon  to  explain,  E.  P.  Her- 
mann wired: 

"  'In  reply  to  your  wire  Joseph  Zi- 
den New  York  City  offered  us  four 
of  your  stories  written  before  1910 
but  deal  fell  through.' 

"I  have  never  heard  of  Joseph  Zi- 
den, and  he  has  no  screen  rights  to 
novels  of  mine.  There  have,  how- 
ever, been  several  attempts  to  foist 
upon  producers  old,  original  one  and 
two  reel  scenarios  of  mine,  and  old 
short  stories,  which  have  been  ad- 
vertised by  their  vendors  as  'novels' 
and  'big  feature  stories.'  " 

It  was  impossible  to  locate  the  Jo- 
seph Ziden  mentioned  above  for  a 

The  most  expensively 
gowned  and  the  most 
elaborately  taged  drama 
in  motion  picture  history 

Cecil  B.  DeMille 

"Forbidden  Fruit" 

By  Jeanie  MacPherson 

&  (paramount  (picture 

Casson  Ferguson  has  been  en- 
gaged to  play  opposite  Edith  Rob- 
erts in  her  next  Universal  feature 
"Three  at  the  Table." 

Wheat  does  not  come  up  if 
thistles  are  planted.  When 
mediocre  posters  are  used 
the  exhibitor  should  not 
expect  the  same  crop  of 
box  office  receipts  that 
RITCHEY  posters  pro- 



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Revolutionizes  Film  History! 

Associated  First  National  Pictures,  Inc. 

Announces  the  most  important  offering  from  a  finan- 
cial and  production  standpoint  ever  offered  exhibitors 

in  presenting 

"A  Grand   Pictures   Season" 



Man — Woman — Marriage 

Albert  A.  Kaufmann's  presentation  of 

An  Allen  Holubar   Production 


Dorothy  Phillips 

A.  most  extraordinary  presentation  of  the  eternal 
irama  of  mother-right,  from  the  dawn  of  the  world 
:hrough  the  ages  of  barbaric  splendor  to  the  present. 


with  the  famous  Continental  star 

Pola  Negri 

rhe  picture  that  amazed  a  nation  in  setting  a  new 
world's  record  by  showing  to  more  than  a  quarter  of 
i  million  people  in  two  weeks  at  the  Capitol  Theatre, 
Mew  York. 

Charles  Chaplin 


The  Kid 

Written  and  directed  by  Charles  Chaplin.  This  is 
without  doubt  the  greatest  screen  comedy  ever  pro- 
duced. Six  reels  of  joy,  on  which  the  world  famous 
comedian  worked  for  more  than  a  year. 

The  Oath 

An  R.  A.  Walsh  Production 

With  All  Star  Cast 

One  of  the  biggest  and  most  virile  domestic  dramas 
yet  shown  on  the  screen  and  one  of  the  vear's  °reat 
super  specials.  & 

Anita  Stewart  in  Sowing  the  Wind 

A  Louis  B.  Mayer  special  and  a  most  remarkable 
story  that  hits  the  vital  spot  of  the  most  tremendous 
issue  of  man  and  woman  today. 

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\    DAVID   G.   FISCHER 

Now  a  Free  Lance 

Eve  Unsell  Forms  Independent  Sce- 
nario Bureau — To  Represent 
Harper's  and  Others 

It  developed  yesterday  that  the  for- 
mation of  the  Eve  Unsell  Photoplay 
Staff,  Inc.,  in  Albany  in  November 
was  for  the  purpose  of  organizing  an 
independent  scenario  bureau  by  Eve 
Unsell,  one  of  the  best  known  con- 
tinuity writers  in  the  business. 

Miss  Unsell,  who  resigned  her  posi- 
tion as  a  staff  writer  with  Famous 
Players,  is  president  of  the  organiza- 
tion, and  has  associated  with  it  as 
vice-president,  E.  J.  Clode,  Jr.,  son 
of  the  well-known  publisher,  and  Les- 
ter  Blankfield   as   secretary. 

The  company  will  write  continui- 
ties, synopses,  opinions  and  revisions 
of  difficult  sections  of  continuities  al- 
ready prepared,  the  rearrangement  or 
alteration  of  stories  for  particular  stel- 
lar parts,  and  the  subtitling  and  edit- 
ing of   completed   productions. 

Its  first  two  contracts  call  for  six 
continuities  for  Famous  Players  and 
another  for  the  next  six  continuities 
for   Katherine   MacDonald. 

Miss  Unsell's  next  releases  for  Fa- 
mous Players  will  be  three  Hugh 
Ford  productions,  "The  Price  of  Pos- 
session," starring  Ethel  Clayton; 
"The  Great  Day,"  and  "The  Call  of 
Youth,"  both  made  by  the  Famous 
Players-Lasky   British   Prod.,  Ltd. 

The  organization  will  also  have  a 
book  department  under  guidance  of 
E.  J.  Clode,  Jr.,  and  Edna  Garden, 
formerly  of  Metro.  It  starts  business 
as  representatives  of  Harper  &  Broth- 
er, E.  J.  Clode,  Sr  .,and  Thomas  J. 
Watt.  Others  are  to  be  announced 
later  when  final  deals  are  closed. 

Bryant    Receiver    for    Yankee 

Judge  Knox  has  appointed  Walter 
L.  Bryant  receiver  for  Yankee  Photo- 
play Corp.  in  $1,000  bond.  The  bank- 
ruptcy suit  against  Yankee  was  start- 
ed by  "Babe"  Ruth  in  November 
when  Ruth  claimed  that  $35,000  was 
due  in  back  pay.  The  Biograph  stu- 
dio was  also  a  creditor  for  $1,062  for 
studio  rent. 

The  assets  of  the  company  arc  said 
to  be  the  negative  of  the  picture  and 
the  rights  on  sales.  It  is  alleged  that 
the  negative  is  being  held  in  a  labo- 
ratory in  Fort  Lee  because  the  labo- 
ratory holds  a  claim  of  $3,000  against 
the  company. 

Xydias  Back  from  Trip 

A.  J.  Xydias,  Rialto  Film  Co.,  who 
has  returned  from  a  trip  to  the  South, 
reports  the  following  sales  on  "The 
Isle  of  Destiny":  Fla.,  Ala.,  La., 
Miss.,  Ga.,  Tenn.  and  S.  Car.,  to  Ar- 
thur C.  Bromberg  Attractions,  Atlan- 
ta; Del.,  Md.,  Va.  and  Dist.  of  Col., 
to  Square  Deal  Film  Corp.,  Philadel- 

Another   Trip  for   Burrud 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles— "Dick"  Burrud  of 
the  Burrud  Scenics  is  expected  to 
leave  shortly  on  another  trip.  Spe- 
cial Pictures  release  the  Burrud  Scen- 

Big  Party 

G-r-a-n-d    and    G-1-o-r-i-o-u-s    Time 
at  the  Exhibitors'  Ball  Thurs- 
day  Morning 

Yea,  bo!  We  all  had  a  g-r-a-n-d 
and  g-1-o-r-i-o-u-s  time  at  The  Astor 
Thursday  morning  when  the  Theater 
Owners  Chamber  of  Commerce  en- 
tertainment  and  ball   occurred. 

Everybody  who  was  anybody  was 
there.  Adolph  Zukor  and  "Roxie" 
were  on  hand  so  early,  however,  that 
they  did  not  wait,  and  they  had  a  lot 
of  company  because  the  Ball  itself 
did  not  start  until  after  supper  which 
began  about  midnight,  prior  to  which 
there  was  a  big  vaudeville  entertain- 
ment which  the  crowd  seemed  to  like. 

A  lot  of  out-of-towm  folk  were  on 
hand  and  several  well  known  stars, 
including  Mae  Murray,  accompanied 
by  her  husband,  Bob  Leonard;  Vir- 
ginia Pearson,  with  her  husband; 
Sheldon  Lewis;  Violet  Mersereau, 
Louise  Fazenda,  Texas  Guinan, 
Monte  Banks,  and  others.  There 
were  so  many  beautifully  dressed 
women  it  is  hard  to  say  what  was 
what.  When  prohibition  comes  it  is 
going  to  be  hard  on  the  crowd  that 
was  at  the  ball. 

Everybody  stayed  up  entirely  too 
late,  with  the  result  that  half  the  ex- 
ecutives and  many  of  the  exhibitors 
of  this  town  failed  to  show  up  until 
noon  yesterday.         < 

The  boxes  in  the  Grand  Ball  Room 
were  decorated  with  the  names  of 
the  companies  whose  stars  were  sup- 
posed to  occupy  them,  but  they  were 
all  so  busy  dancing  the  boxes  were 

The  sales  end  of  the  business  was 
represented  100  per  cent. 

Lack  of,  space  prevents  attempt- 
ing to  give  the  names  of  the  several 
thousand  who  were  there,  but  they 
are  all  in  the  picture  business  and 
they  all  had  a  whale  of  a  party. 
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City,  Utah. 

A.  F.  of  L.  to  Fight  Blue  Laws 
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Washington — Plans  are  being  made 
by  the  American  Federation  of  Labor 
to  fight  reformers  of  the  country  who 
are  seeking  passage  of  blue  laws.  It 
is  understood  that  in  all  probability 
the  labor  organization  will  join  with 
the  Anti-Blue  Law  League  in  its 

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picture  theater  is  being  built  by  the 
Saxe  Amusement  Co.  of  Milwaukee. 
It  will  be  called  th.e  Green  Bay,  is 
to  have  a  seating  capacity  of  1,000 
and  will  cost  approximately  $50,000. 
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XV       No.    6 

Saturday,   January  8,   1921 

Price  5  Cents 

Ban  Griffith  Film 

Quebec     Censor     Board     Condemns 

Film — Producer  Plans  Fight  in 

the   Courts 

D.  \Y.  Griffith  has  been  advised 
by  his  representatives  in  Montreal 
that  "Way  Down  East."  submitted 
to  the  board  of  censors  for  the  Prov- 
ince of  Q«ebec,  has  been  turned  down 
as  "not  passed,"  and  that  they  is- 
sued a  condemnation  of  his  work 
which  prohibits  its  presentation  in 
that  province.  The  producer,  through 
his  general  manager,  Albert  L.  Grey, 
issued  the  following  statement: 

"The  news  that  the  Quebec  cen- 
sors have  condemned  'Way  Down 
East'  seems  on  the  face  of  its  record 
in  this  country  so  absurd  that  I 
scarcely  know  what  to  say.  In  Amer- 
ica the  story  and  its  treatment  in 
picture  form  has  been  so  widely 
praised  by  minisceis,  judges,  editors, 
federal  and  civic  authorities,  states- 
men, professional  men  and  other 
good  citizens,  that  I  am  at  a  loss 
to  understand  the  attitude  of  the 
Quebec  censors.  I  suppose  our  only 
remedy  is  to  take  the  issue  before 
the  courts  there  and  depend  upon  the 
spirit  of  justice  which  I  have  always 
found  to  prevail  in  the  Dominion  of 

"The  essence  of  our  story  which 
they  have  singled  out  for  attack  is 
the  very  part  of  the  productoin  which 
the  preachers  and  moral  proponents 
of  the  presentation  have  used  as  il- 
lustrations  for  their  praise. 

"When  you]  consider  that  more 
than  5,000  ministers  of  the  gospel 
have  seen  the  production  of  'Way 
Down  East'  and  have  written  won- 
derful letters  to  us  dwelling  upon  its 
great  moral  force  and  the  good  it  is 
sure  to  accomplish,  it  is  easy  to  un- 
derstand why  this  attitude  of  the 
Quebec  officials  seems  so  astound- 

Laemmle  on  Long  Trip 
Carl  Laemmle  leaves  today  for 
Palm  Beach,  Havana,  New  Orleans 
and  finally  the  coast.  With  him  go 
his  daughter  Rosabella  and  Mrs. 
Anna  Fleckles.  He  will  supervise 
the  production  of  the  Eddie  Polo 
serial  while  in  Cuba  and  will  be  gone 
for  some  time. 

Newark  Bars  Crime  Films 
Newark,  N.  J. — Director  of  Pub- 
lic Safety  has  issued  instructions  to 
exhibitors  that  all  films  in  which 
ciiminals  are  shown  at  work  are  not 
to  be  shown  in  the  city.  Until  now, 
the  police  have  banned  pictures  in 
which  the  criminals  go  unpunished 
3nd  posters  depicting  acts  of  violence. 

On  the  eve  of  her  marriage  to  a  man  she  knows  she  never  could  love, 
Nance  Abbott's  thoughts  go  back  to  another  man,  the  mate  of  her  soul, 
whom  she  has  left  to  die  on  a  flimsy  raft  at  sea  that  she  may  claim  the 
riches  her  wealthy  fiance  can  give  her.  A  scene  from  Thomas  H.  Ince's 
tremendous  melodrama,  "Lying  Lips,"  his  second  Associated  Producers' 
production,  featuring  House  Peters  and  Florence  Vidor.  Mr.  Ince  in  per- 
son directed  the  big  scenes  in  the  picture. — Advt. 

Strike  on  Coast? 

Operators  Make  New  Demands — 130 

Theaters  Plan  to  Resist  Action 

of  Union 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — A  strike  of  operators 
at  all  local  theaters  looms  up  as  a 
serious  possibility  because  of  the  de- 
mands made  by  the  union  for  shorter 
hours  and  increased  wages  and  the 
determination  of  the  theater  owners 
to  resist  these  demands. 

The  union  is  asking  for  a  seven- 
hour  day  and  a  six  day  week  as  well 
as*^a  wage  increase  of  $14  a  week. 
One  hundred  and  thirty  local  thea- 
ters plan  to  resist  the  demands  of 
the  union.  An  offer  of  a  $5  increase 
has  been  made  and  rejected  by  the 
union  which  insists  upon  the  orig- 
inal demands. 

Licenses  Issued 

But    Local    Firms    Will    Not    Admit 

They  Have  Received  Them  from 

the  German  Government 

It  is  understood  that  a  number  of 
American  exporters  have  received  li- 
censes from  the  German  Government 
for  the  shipping  to  that  country  of 
American  pictures. 

For  obvious  reasons,  local  film  ex- 
porters deny  that  this  is  true.  Sev- 
eral disclaimed  any  knowledge  of  the 
matter,  stating  that  so  many  rulings 
have  been  issued  by  Berlin  that  they 
haven't  got  them  all  clear  themselves. 

Another  for  Wilmer  and  Vincent 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Reading,  Pa. — The  Capitol  thea- 
ter, at  342  Penn  St.,  has  been  taken 
over  by  Wilmer  and  Vincent.  The 
theater  is  now  under  construction 
and  will  seat  3,000. 

That  Merger 

Rumors    Still    Persist    of    Associated 

Producers   and   United  Artists 


(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Los  Angeles- — The  film  colony  here 
seems  to  expect  some  definite  an- 
nouncement shortly  regarding  the 
reported  merger  of  Associated  Pro- 
ducers and  United  Artists. 

J.  Parker  Read,  Jr.,  told  WID'S 
DAILY  that  positively  nothing  had 
been  done  in  the  matter. 

The  Associated  Producers  direct- 
ors, as  noted,  held  a  meeting  on 
Thursday  night,  at  which  time  it 
is  understood  the  merger  came  up 
for  discussion.  There  will  be  fur- 
ther' meetings  shortly. 

Fight  Pictures  at  the  Park 

The  Dempsey-Brennan  fight  films 
of  their  recent  encounter  for  die 
heavyweight  championship  of  the 
world  which  were  shown  to  the  pub- 
lic for  the  first  time  last  Sunday  at 
the  George  Cohen  Theater,  will  be 
exhibited    tomorrow    at    the    Park. 

Unable  to  secure  a  theater  to  house 
the  attraction  the  producers  are  con- 
tenting themselves  with  these  Sun- 
day showings.  The  performance  at 
the  Park  will  commence  at  1 
o'clock,  and  will  continue  until  11 
o'clock  for  one  day  only. 

It  is  understood  that  the  net  re- 
ceipts for  last  Sunday  where  $2,685 
at  $1.65  top. 

Dempsey  Plans  a  Test  Case 

(Specia.     to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Chicago — Jack  Dempsey  plans  a 
test  case  of  the  constitutionality  of 
the  Federal  law  regarding  the  snip- 
ing of  fight  pictures  from  state  To 

His  attorney,  Ray  Cannon,  6t  Mil- 
waukee plans  to  take  the  Dempsey- 
Brennan  films  from  here  to  Milwau- 
kee where  they  will  be  exhibited. 

Second  Class  Starts  Jan.  17 
The  second  class  of  the  Famous 
Playcrs-Lasky  Corp.'s  training  school 
for  salesmen  will  open  at  the  home 
office  on  Jan.  17.  Fred  F.  Creswell. 
who  conducted  the  first  class,  will  ' 
again  be  in  charge,  and  the  sessions  \ 
of  the  class  will  run  through  a  pe- 
riod of  four  weeks  as  before.  Thirtv- 
four  selected  men  have  been  notified 
to  be  in  attendance  at  the  opening 

Sherwin   Leaves   Goldwyn 

Los  Angeles— Louis  Sherfin,  for- 
mer New  York  dramatic  critic,  who 
has  been  connected  with  the  Gold- 
wyn studios,  has  resigned. 



Vti.xv  No  6     sat.  Jan. 8, 1921     Price  5  Cents 

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urer;  Joseph  Dannenberg,  Vice-President 
and  Editor;  J.  W.  Alicoate,  Secretary  and 
Business    Manager. 

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♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Rollo  Closes  New  Deals 
S.  J.  Rollo,  of  Clark-Cornelius,  has 
sold  "The  Devil's  Angel"  for  New 
York  State  to  Benjamin  Weiser  & 
Co.  of  Utca.  This  sale  did  not  in- 
clude Buffalo  and  Albany.  These 
two  cities  will  be  handled  by  the  Jol- 
ver  Exploitation  Service  of  117  W. 
46th  St. 

The    Weiser    Co.     also    purchased 
"Love's   Battle." 

Cutts  Back  from  Porto  Rico 

William  Cutts,  a  traveling  repre- 
sentative for  Universal  has  returned 
from  Porto  Rico.  He  says  the  pic- 
ture business  on  the  island  is  in 
pretty   good    shape. 

Wants  Stars  for  Washington  Ball 
Mil  Franklin  Kline,  manager  of 
Concerts  Diplomatique  of  Washing- 
ton is  in  town  endeavoring  to  secure 
the  presence  of  a  number  of  stars 
at  a  ball  to  be  given  in  the  Capitol 
City  the  day  after  the  inauguration 
of  Harding. 

Guts  and  Flashes 

Broadwell  Prod,  have  moved  from 
1115  Brokaw  Bldg..  1457  Broadway, 
to  133-137  W.  44th  St. 

Regina  B.  Kruh  is  now  handling 
publicity  and  advertising  for  the  Ed- 
ward Small  Enterprises. 

Martha  Mansfield  will  shortly  be- 
gin work  on  her  'first  vehicle.  Alan 
Crosland  will  direct. 

Maurice  Nathan  has  left  Fox  and 
is  making  his  headquarters  with  the 
new  publicity  firm  of  Cook  &  Shay. 

Ina  Claire  will  appear  in  person  at 
the  Rivoli  tomorrow  evening  when 
"Polly  With  a  Past"  begins  a  week's 

Ethel  Ruth  Coolidge,  niece  of  Vice 
President  Coolidge.  will  probably  ap- 
pear in  an  early  Blackton  picture  to 
be  made  in  London. 

Myron  Selznick  has  purchased  two 
stories,  "The  Convict,''  by  Ralph 
Ince,  and  "The  Rivals,"  by   Mary  B. 


Pearl  White's  next  vehicle  is  "The 
Mountain  Woman,"  made  from 
Charles  Neville  Buck's  novel,  "A 
Pagan   of  the   Hills." 

Florence  Evelyn  Martin,  last  seen 
as  leading  lady  to  Guy  Empey,  will 
next  be  seen  in  "Scrambled  Wives," 
a  First  National  production,  shortly 
to  be  released. 

The  Independent,  issue  of  Dec.  25, 
publishes  an  article  entitled  "Confes- 
sions of  a  Movie  Educator,"  which 
deals  with  the  organization  of  an 
industrial  department  by  a  large  film 
concern  and  the  problems  that  were 
met  in  that  connection. 

Baumer  Issues  Weekly  Bulletin 
Baumer  Films,  Inc.,  are  issuing  a 
weekly  bulletin  which  is  distributed 
among  independent  exchanges  for 
posting  on  their  bulletin  boards  for 
exhibitors'   reference. 

Goodwin   Resigns 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Philadelphia — Charles  H.  Goodwin 
has  resigned  as  secretary  of  the  Ex- 
hibitor's League  of  Eastern  Pennsyl- 
vania, Southern  New  Jersey  and  Del- 
aware after  more  than  five  years  of 
service.  <>oodwin  is  manager  of  the 
Superior  Film  Exchange  to  which  he 
will  devote  his  entire  time. 

New  State  Rights  Firm 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Salt  Lake  City— All  Star  Prod., 
Inc.,  has  opened  offices  here  and  will 
distribute  independent  pictures  thru 
Utah,  Idaho  and  Western  Wyoming. 
S.   S.    Fox,  general   manager. 

Idaho  in  Blue  Law  Fight 

Butte — The  Idaho  Theater  Mana- 
gers' Asso.  is  lining  up  film  men  of 
the  Northwest  for  a  fight  against  the 
passing  of  state  censorship  and  Sun- 
day closing  laws  at  the  next  legisla- 

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year's    subscription. 

Very  truly  yours, 

L.  J.    ("Ruby")    Rubinstein. 

Seiden  Refutes  Curwood  Claim 
Joseph  Seiden,  spoken  of  in  yester- 
day's issue  as  "Joseph  Ziden,"  stated 
yesterday  through  his  attorney, 
Harry  G.  Kosch,  that  he  owns  the 
rights  to  four  Curwood  stories,  two 
of  which  were  published  in  Pearson's 
and  two  in  the  Outing  Magazine. 
James  Oliver  Curwood  denied  in  yes- 
terday's issue  that  Seiden  owned  the 
rights  to  any  of  his   works. 

Kosch  speaking  for  Seiden  stated 

"I  am  attorney  for  the  Magazine 
Stories  Syndicate,  Inc.,  a  domestic 
corporation,  which  is  the  owner  of 
the  motion  picture  rights  of  the  Cur- 
wood stories  in  question.  Joseph 
Seiden,  spoken  of  as  'Ziden'  in  your 
article,  is  the  vice-president  of  this 
corporation.  On  behalf  of  my  client, 
I  wish  to  advise  you  that  it  owns  the 
exclusive  motion  picture  rights  of 
four  Curwood  stories  entitled  'God 
Of  Fler  People'  and  'The  Coyote,' 
published  in  Pearson's  Magazine, 
and  'Test  of  a  Code,'  and  "Uko  Sam' 
published  in  the  Outing  Magazine 
and  acquired  these  rights  from  the 
respective  publications.  My  client 
has  practically  completed  the  sale 
of  the  motion  picture  rights  of  these 
stories  to  two  reputable  producing 
corporations  and  the  publication  of 
this  article  by  you  has  resulted  in  at 
least,  temporarily,  delaying  the  con- 
summation   of    these    contracts." 

Late  yesterday  afternoon  Carl 
Milligan  of  the  Robert  H.  Davis 
Corp.  stated  he  had  received  a  letter 
from  Curwood  in  which  the  author 
stated  that  lie  would  resist  an  at- 
tempt to  make  into  pictures,  old 
stories  of  his.  He  did  not  deny  that 
the  Seiden  owned  several  of  his 

New  Seattle  House 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Seattle— "The  Ridgemount,"  H. 
W.  Bruen's  new  residential  district 
theater  at  78th  St.  and  Greenwood, 
was  opened  recently.  This  house  is 
equipped  with  loges  and  the  best  in 
furniture,  music  and  projection  equip- 

Scenic  Artists'  Ball  March  9 
The  annual  ball  and  entertainment 
of  the  United  Scenic  Artists'  Local 
Union  829  will  be  held  at  the  Wal- 
dorf March  9.  There  are  about  800 
members,  many  of  them  employed  in 
studios.  Vaudeville  and  screen  stars 
will  entertain,  as  well  as  talent  from 
the   scenic   artists'   organization. 

Saturday,  January  8,   1921 

The  first  two  of  the  series  of  12  Al 
&  Howell  comedies,  starring  Alex 
ander  Alt  and  Helen  Howell,  am 
made  Union   Film,  are  readv. 

Chickens  may  look  alike, 
but  the  one  that  lays  the 
greatest  number  of  eggs  is 
the  most  valuable.  The 
same  holds  true  for  post- 
ers, which  accounts  for  the 
value  of  the  RITCHEY 
trade  mark. 



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No.    3 
DAYTON     BEACH,     FLA.— One     mile     in 
one-third   of   a  minute — This  record   is   set   in 
an    airplane    motor. 

NEW  YORK  CITY— America  remembers 
test  made  in  automobile-racer  operated  by 
Roosevelt — General  Leonard  Wood  lays 
cornerstone  of  memorial  to  be  erected  at 
birthplace  of  the  "Great  American." 
TAMPA,  FLA— The  "Tin  Can  Tourists" 
camp.  Autoists  who  cannot  find  accomoda- 
tions at  the  hotels  of  Florida's  winter  re- 
sorts, form  their  own  tent  community. 
LAKE  PLACID,  N.  Y.— "Snow-Birds" 
true  to  their  name.  Winter  sport  lovers 
defy  depths  of  snow  and  heights  of  air  in 
spectacular    ski-jumping. 

IN  THE  LIMELIGHT— Admiral  of  U.  S. 
Navy  adopts  seven  orphans — Rear-Admiral 
Newton  A.  McCully  at  Ellis  Island  with  the 
seven  waifs  he  brought  here  from  Russia. 
EL  PASO,  TEX.— Daily  drill  for  men  and 
horses.  Intensive  training  of  U.  S.  Soldiers 
on  Border  renders  them  most  skilful  riders 
in  the  country. 

VERDUN,  FRANCE— Danish  ruler  visits 
historic  battlefield.  Christian  X.  pays  re- 
spect to  French  martyrs  at  Trench  of  Bay- 
onets   monument. 

LOS  ANGELES,  CAL — Some  people  never 
get  stung.  Expert  "Bee-man"  shows  how 
tame  little  honeymakers  are  when  handled 
the  right   way. 

VIRGINIA  CAPES,  VA.— Atlantic  Fleet 
leaves  for  winter  manouvers  in  southern 
waters — government  planes  and  dirigibles  in- 
spect the   ships  before   sailing. 

At  San  Diego,  Cal.,  an  Aerial  Squadron 
starts  on  its  way  to  Panama — this  is  first 
time    air-craft    accompanies    the    navel    fleet. 


In  the  Courts 

A  jury  before  Supreme  Court  Jus- 
tice Newburger  found  for  the  de- 
fendant in  a  suit  of  Charles  Miller 
against  the  Metro  Pictures  Corp. 
The  plaintiff  sued  for  $2,500,  alleg- 
ing that  he  was  engaged  at  $500  a 
week  to  direct  the  film  "Wilson  or 
the  Kaiser,"  and  that  the  defendant 
also  agreed  to  pay  him  $500  a  week 
additional  for  all  overtime.  He  al- 
leged that  he  was  employed  fourteen 
weeks  days,  and  four  weeks  nights, 
and  that  he  earned  $9,000,  of  which 
the  sum  sued  for  was  unpaid.  Metro 
contended  it  paid  Miller  all  that  was 

Royal    Buys   "Isobel" 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Philadelphia — Royal    Pictures,   Inc., 
have    purchased    "Isobel"    for    South- 
ern   New   Jersey   and    Eastern    Penn- 

(Acceptances  Received 
The  Hoover  Committee  has  re- 
ceived telegrams  of  acceptances  from 
a  large  number  of  exhibitors  whose 
aid  was  enlisted  in  putting  over  the 
drive   for   $2,500,000. 

Fraser  With  Baumer 
Harry  Fraser,  for  two  years  di- 
recting for  the  Universal  Industrial 
Department,  has  joined  the  directo- 
rial staff  of  Baumer  Films,  Inc.,  and 
has  started  work  on  his  first  feature. 

Samuel  Goldfarb  has  sued  Charles 
Pensor  in  the  Supreme  Court  to  re- 
cover $4,000  paid  the  defendant  for 
half  of  Pensor's  half  interest  in  the 
film,  "Face  to  Face  With  Your  Rela- 
tives in  Poland."  Goldfarb  says  that 
this  film  showing  the  deplorable  con- 
ditions in  Poland  was  represented  as 
a  medium  which  would  attract  many 
persons  to  the  theaters  to  see  if  they 
could  recognize  any  of  their  relatives 
among  the  persons  photographed.  He 
said  that  Pensor  told  him  he  had 
bookings  amounting  to  $60,000  for 
the  film,  that  it  cost  $16,000  to  pro- 
duce in  Poland,  that  the  film  showed 
the  faces  of  25,000  persons  in  Po- 
land and  that  he  had  a  list  of  25,000 
persons  in  the  United  States  with 
relatives  in  Poland  who  would  want 
to  see  the  film.  The  plaintiff  says 
the  film  did  not  cost  the  sum  stated, 
that  the  defendant  did  not  have  a  list 
of-  more  than  5,000  persons  and  that 
the  pictures  of  not  more  than  5,000 
persons  were  shown  on  the  film,  for 
which  reason  he  wants  his  money 

New  Lubin  Sale 
Bert  Lubin  has  sold  "Honeymoon 
Ranch"  for  Montana,  Washington, 
Oregon  and  Idaho  to  Greater  Fea- 
tures, Inc.,  of  Seattle.  Independent 
exchangemen  will  decide  on  the  title 
of  the  next  Lubin  film. 

New  House  for  Easton,  Pa. 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Easton,  Pa. — The  Hamilton  Realty 
Co.,  J.  Mankavitz,  president,  will 
erect  a  theater  here  to  seat  2,000 
people.  The  house  is  expected  to 
cost  $450,000. 

Vandenbergh  Expedition  Reel 
Hugo  Riesenfeld  held  a  special 
showing  of  the  Paramount-Vanden- 
bergh  Expedition  picture  at  the  Rivo- 
li  on  Friday  morning.  Preceding  the 
showing  of  the  picture  Dr.  Vanden- 
bergh gave  a  brief  synopsis  of  the 
purpose  of  his  expedition  and  went 
into  detail  as  to  some  of  the  customs 
of  the  various  tribes  in  the  territory 
which  the  trip  covered.  Their  vari- 
ous ceremonies  and  habits  are  pre- 
sented in  a  film  called  "Wild  Men  of 
Africa."  Some  remarkably  fine  pic- 
tures have  been  secured  by  Dr.  "Van- 
denbergh showing  the  different  tribes. 
Some  of  the  scenes  are  a  bit  uncanny, 
but  there  are  others  which  are  really 
amusing,  especially  those  dealing  with 
the  marriage  market.  The  titles  have 
been  carefully  written  and  are  always 
appropriate.  The  appreciation  of  the 
picture  is  greatly  enhanced  by  the 
short  description  before  the  showing. 


The  following  has  been  received 
from    Howard    Estabrook: 

"Most  of  us  see  clearly  the  future 
of  our  industry,  despite  passing  flur- 
ries and  foolish  newspaper  articles. 
Apprehensive  ones  should  try  learn- 
ing from  the  past.  It's  amusing.  Is 
the  petroleum  industry  reasonably 
secure  and  powerful  to-day?  Yet 
from  its  past,  as  given  by  G.  H.  Mon- 
tague, in  the  Harvard  Journal  of 
Economics,  1902-03,  I  quote  the  fol- 
lowing more  than:  

Deadly  Parallel 
Overproduction  of  oil  in  1870 
and  1871  had  increased  the  de- 
pression ....  feeling  throughout 
the  industry  was  extremely  ner- 
vous. ..  .Throughout  1873  there 
was  a  disposition  on  the  part  of 
producers  outside  the  region  of 
the  great  wells  to  suspend  oper- 
ations  in 1878.  The  re- 
cent months  had  been  marked  by 
heavy  depression  in  the  oil  trade 
and  bitter  antagonism  of  pro- 
ducers and  oil  buyers.  ..  .riotous 
meetings  were  held. . .  .men  were 
hanged  in  effigy,  and  processions 
of  masked  men  marched  the 
streets  and  groaned  and  hooted 
before  the  offices  of  the  buyers. 
Numerous  -secret  societies  were 
formed  among  the  producers,  and 
every  morning  the  streets  and 
sidewalks  were  found  placarded 
with  cabalistic  signs  and  procla- 

Petroleum   Production   U.   5. 
World  Almanac  1921 

1919—377,719,000  bbls.  value  $775,000,000 
1S7S—  15,396,868  bbls.  value  $  18,044,520 

"It  is  to  laugh.  And  today  the 
total  assets  of  petroleum  in  United 
States  are  given  as  $7,310,000,000. 
(Nat.  Petroleum  News,  Nov.  3.  1920  i. 
Who  limits  the  future  of  cinema 
would  probably  have  scoffed  at  Guten- 
berg's  printing  press   in    1460." 


Fox  Films  for  Sailors 
When  the  Atlantic  fleet  steamed 
out  of  Hampton  Roads  a  part  of  its 
cargo  consisted  of  over  2,000  reels  of 
film  made  up  into  programs  to  be 
issued  to  the  various  ships.  Even- 
release  of  Fox  Film  to  date  is  in- 
cluded  in   the  feature  and    short   sub- 

New  Company  for  Gray 
(Special   to  WID'S   DAILY) 

Lewiston,  Me. — The  Eastern  Thea- 
ters Co.  has  been  formed.  The  or- 
ganization was  formed  at  the  office 
of  William  P.  Gray,  at  the  Mystic 

The  president  is  Robert  P.  King 
of  Ellsworth  and  Gray  is  treasurer. 
John  T.  Ferry  of  Bangor  is  clerk  and 
these  three  with  W.  B.  Williamson 
of  Augusta  comprise  the  corporation 





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White  Producing  in  Chicago 
Chicago — Leo  White  is  here  and 
will  start  work  immediately  at  Essa- 
nay  on  comedies  bearing  his  own 
name.  Upon  the  completion  of  his 
fourth  for  Independent  Films  As 
ciation,  White  determined  to  make 
the  next  four  comedies  in   Chicago. 

Floyd  Williams  will  be  production 
manager  of  the  unit.  Virgil  Bennett 
director  and  Frank  Messinger  will  at- 
tend to  the  technical  details. 

Bertha     Schwartz,     formerly     wftr- 
Louis   B.   Maver.  will  be  in  charge  of 
jects^  carried    on   the    exchange    ship,   the  foreign   deoartment   of  the   Asso- 
ciated Photoplays,  Inc. 

the  Prometheus. 


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Saturday,  January  8,  1921 

Coast  Brevities 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Hollywood— Universal  announces 
i  change  of  titles  on  four  produc- 
ions:  "•Cinderella  Jane,"  starring 
Carmel  Myers,  is  now  "The  Mad 
Marriage";  "The  Millionaire  Kid," 
.tarring  Gladys  Walton,  will  be  re- 
eased  as  "Rich  Girl,  Poor  Girl"; 
'Hidden  Fires,"  starring  Edith  Rob- 
erts, is  to  be  "The  Fire  Cat,"  and 
'Plain  Folks,"  starring  Eva  Novak. 
las  been  changed  to  "Society  Se- 

Eileen  Sedgwick,  who  has  just 
;ompleted  an  18  episode  serial  for 
■Universal  called  "The  _  Diamond 
pueen,"  under  the  supervision  of  Ed- 
Lvard  Kull,  is  soon  to  appear  in  a 
feature.  The  story  is  "Renunciation," 
by  Peter  B.  Kyne,  adapted  by  Hope 

Fred  Harris,  for  four  years  loca- 
tion director  at  the  Realart  studio, 
formerly  known  as  the  Morosco  stu- 
'lio,  has  just  been  appointed  to  the 
iame  position  at  Lasky's,  filling  the 
Vacancy  created  by  the  resignation  of 
Walter  Reed. 

Harry  Burns  has  been  engaged  by 
Universal  to  direct  a  series  of  ani- 
mal comedies  featuring  Joe  Martin. 
■the  famous  orang-outang.  He  will 
be  assisted  by  C.  A.  Stecker,  who  has 
had  charge  of  Joe's  education  since 
he  was  six  months  old. 

Geo.  Hackathorn  has  been  chosen 
to  play  the  leading  role  in  "The  Light 
in  the  Clearing,"  T.  Hayes  Hunter's 
new  production,  on  which  work  will 
begin  next  week  at  the  Brunton  stu- 

John  Seitz,  who  photographed  "The 
Four  Horsemen  of  the  Apocalypse,7' 
lis  now  working  on  "Uncharted 
;Seas,"  Alice  Lake's  newest  starring 
vehicle,  which  Weslejr  Ruggles  is  di- 

Daniel  Whitcomb,  who  adapted  the 
.Rockett  Film  production,  "The  Tru- 
ant Husband,"  has  completed  the  con- 
tinuity on  his  original  story,  "Sal- 
gvage,"    for    Pauline    Frederick. 

Putting  It  Over 

Here  is  how  a  brother  exhibitor  putjiis  show  over.    Send  along 
your  ideas.      Let  the  other  fellow  know  how  you  cleaned  up. 

Spottiswoode  Aitken  has  been  en- 

gaged for  an  important  role  in  Pris- 
'cilla  Dean's  current  production, 
["False  Colors." 

Hewh'ngs  Mumper.  Benjamin  B. 
[Hampton's  partner,  is  back  in  Los 
[Angeles  from  an  extended  business 
visit  in  New  York. 

Gareth     Hughes,     Metro's     newest 
(featured    player,  has  just  returned  to 
the  company's  studios,  where  he  will 
k   in    forthcoming  special  produc- 

Frank  Mayo  has  completed  the 
[filming  of  "Colorado." 

Daisy  Robinson  will  play  the  lead- 
ing role  in  "Partners  of  the  Tide"  and 
not  Betty  Francisco,  as  announced. 

I  Phillip  I"..  Rosen  has  completed 
"What's  the  Matter  With  Marriage" 
for  Metro. 


Charleston,  W.  Va. — The  Carrier 
Bros,  of  the  Kearse  theaters  sprung 
a  holiday  exploitation  stunt  that  made 
for  big  returns.  The  dominant  idea 
of  the  campaign  was  the  placing  on 
sale  of  "Amusement"  as  a  staple  com- 
modity. Two  styles  of  gift  books, 
gotten  up  in  elaborate  style,  were 
printed — a  children's  book  containing 
10  admissio  ntickets,  and  selling  for 
$1;  an  adults'  book  containing  5  tick- 
ets, and  priced  at  $1.50.  All  energies 
were  turned  toward  popularizing  gift 
books  as  the  most  appropriate  small 
gift  procurable.  Two  styles  of  one- 
sheets,  window  cards  and  24-sheets 
were  abundantly  used  for  two  weeks 
before  the  books  were  brought  out. 
The  largest  bookstore,  the  loca  lpost 
of  the  American  Legion  and  several 
societies  handled  the  books  on  a  1594 

Ten  thousand  gift  books  were  orig- 
inally printed.  Immediately  before 
Xmas  a  rush  order  was  placed  for 
5,000  more.  Allowing  15%  for  all 
overhead,  a  total  of  $15,000  will  be 
realized.  This  idea  can  be  utilized 
during  the  holiday  season  by  any 
showman  anywhere.  It  has  been  a 
happy  idea  in  Charleston,  as  is  at- 
tested by  the  volume  of  sales. 

Nashville — The  management  of  the 
Elite,  for  their  showing  of  "The 
Devil's  Passkey,"  made  up  a  full  page 
layout  from  bunchful  scenes  of  the 
picture  and  after  considerable  dicker- 
ing with  the  newspaper  secured  the 
page  in  four  flashing  colors.  The 
page  occasioned  a  lot  of  talk,  not  only 
in  Nashville,  but  wherever  seen,  and 
was  largely  instrumental  in  smashing 
the  house  record  on  the  picture. 

Utica,  X.  Y. — A  novel'  stunt  was 
used  by  Frederick  Hathaway  in  con- 
nection with  the  Alhambra  showing 
of  Mack  Sennett's  "Married  Life." 
A  white  paper  folded  over  similar  to 
the  form  of  legal  documents,  and  la- 
belled on  the  outside  with  the  county, 
state   and   other  wording  to   make   it 

look  like  a  legal  document,  with  the 
heaviest  type  reading,  "Marriage  Li- 
cense." Inside  under  the  heading 
"Marriage  License,"  was  the  follow- 
ing word  matter:  "The  bearer  is  en- 
titled to  all  the  fun,  humor,  joy  and 
pleasure  of  married  life  without  any 
of  the  discomforts.  The  usual  $2.00 
is  eliminated  from  this  special  li- 
cense, and  the  bearer  acquires  all 
the  privileges  herein  enumerated,  up- 
on payment  of  the  regular  admission 
tee  to  the  Alhambra  Theater." 

It  has  been  found  that  the  public 
will  pay  real  money  for  such  folders 
which  are  known  to  the  manufactur- 
ers of  novelties  as  "Kid"  cards,  and 
when  a  theater  gives  them  away 
gratis  there  is  the  assurance  that  they 
will  not  be  thrown  away  without  go- 
ing the  rounds  of  the  friends  of  the 

Los  Angeles — Have  you  solved  the 
problem  of  eliminating  useless  noise 
from  your  theater?  If  you  haven't, 
here  is  a  system  devised  by  the  man- 
agement of  the  Kinema,  which  is 
working  out  successfully!  The  Kin- 
ema has  had  cards  printed  with  lu- 
minous ink,  reading:  "We  sincerely 
hope  not  to  offend  by  calling  your 
attention  to  your  present  demonstra- 
tion, which  is  embarrassing  to  those 
sitting  near  you." 

These  cards  are  in  possession  of  the 
ushers,  who  hand  them  to  persons 
who  are  reading  titles,  talking  or  oth- 
erwise making  noise. 

Williston,  Minn. — George  Sunder- 
haff,  manager  of  the  Orpheum,  dis- 
tributed printed  cards  the  day  before 
Christmas  to  all  the  merchants  in 
the  city  bearing  the  inscription, 
"Closed  all  day  tomorrow."  There 
was  smaller  printing  on  the  card 
which  on  examination  disclosed  the 
words:  "Going  to  the  Orpheum  to 
see  'The  Idol  Dancer.' "  As  the 
cards  were  useful  they  nearly  all  ap- 
peared in  prominent  places  in  the 
store  windows. 

Atlas  Film,  a  State  Righter 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — The  Atlas  Film  Co., 
with  offices  at  705  W.  8th  St.,  has  in 
production  "Stars  of  the  Golden 
West,"  featuring  Jimmy  Thompson; 
"Dream  Days"  and  "Breaking  of 
Dawn"  with  all  star  casts.  The  pic- 
tures are  to  be  sold  on  the  state  right 
plan.  H.  A.  Kemp  is  president  of 
the  company  and  H.  C.  Anderson 
secretary  and  treasurer. 

Assigned  to  New  Pictures 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — William  Worthing- 
ton  and  Robert  Thornby,  who  re- 
cently joined  the  Universal  directorial 
staff,  have  been  assigned  productions. 
Worthington  will  direct  "Three  at 
the  Table,"  starring  Edith  Roberts, 
and  Thornby  "A  Blood  Brother  to 
the  Pines,"  starring  Frank  Mayo. 

Brady  to   Represent   Industry 

William  A.  Brady  has  been  desig- 
nated national  counselor  for  the  mo- 
tion picture  industry  and  in  that  ca- 
pacity will  go  to  Washington  on  Jan 
27,  when  the  U.  S.  Chamber  of  Com- 
merce meets  there. 

To  Do  Metaphysical  Novels 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — The  New  Era  Prod., 
recently  formed,  state  they  plan  to 
make  a  series  of  metaplrysical  nov- 
els by  Isabella  Ingalese.  Officers  of 
the  company  are  Richard  Ingalese, 
president;  Harl  Mclnroy,  vice-presi- 
dent, and  William  H.  Augustus,  sec- 
retary and  treasurer.  Business  office, 
406  Laughlin  Bldg. 

A  Canadian  company  has  borrow- 
ed Ann  Forrest  to  star  in  a  picture 
being  made  in  the  Northwest. 

Protest  Taxes  in  Oregon 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Portland,  Ore.— The  M.  P.  Exhib- 
itors League  of  Oregon  at  a  recent 
meeting  addressed  a  letter  to  the 
members  of  Congress  asking  that  the 
revenue  bill  as  it  affects  theater  men 
be  reconsidered.  The  petition  de- 
clared that  the  present  government 
taxes  are  too  great  a  burden  for  the 
smaller  houses. 

In  the  petition  the  theater  men 
suggested  that  the  admission  tax  be 
made  on  the  gross  receipts  instead  of 
the  single  ticket.  It  was  pointed  out 
that  when  the  scale  of  price  is  15, 
25  and  35  cents  the  tax  amounts  to 
about  13  per  cent,  because  each  ad- 
mission is  taxed. 


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Every  day  finds  this  powerful  drama  of 
modern  marriage  jamming  theatres  until 
the  walls  bulge. 

ST.  LOUIS.    (Skouras  Brother — Grand  Central  Theatre.) 

It  pleased  our  patrons  immensely,  and  words  of  praise  could  lie 
heard  onall  sides.    You  can  sell  us  more  pictures  like   The  Furnace'." 

DETROIT.    (Kunsky  Enterprises  -Madison  Theatre.) 

The  Furnace'  jammed  the  house  to  the  limit  and  continuously 
held    them    out. 

ST.  PAUL.    (Finkelstein  &  Ruben  -Garrick  Theatre) 

"The    Furnace'  lias  exceeded  expectations.     Hate  done  capacity 
business.     Greatest  emotional  acting  ever  seen  here. 



(Adapted  by  Julia  Crawford  hers  from  the  novel  by  "Pan") 

R(  (CHESTER.     (Loew's  Star  Theatre.) 

"Did  tremendous  husinesson    "The  Furnace''  last  week.    Am  looking. 
for  even  more  this  week  which  is  seeond  week  of  showing." 

BUFFALO.     (Palaee  Theatre.) 

Furnace  making  uonderful  run  here." 

HUNTINGTON.  W.  \  A.    (Arcadia  Theatre.) 

"The    Furnace'    fine   production    and    audiences     well    phased. 
S.  R.  evening." 




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Copyright  1920,  Wid's  Film  and  Film  Folks,  Inc. 

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Features  Reviewed 

Priscilla  Dean  in OUTSIDE  THE  LAW 

Browning  Prod: — Universal   Page  2 

Vitagraph Page    3 

Hope  Hampton  in THE  BAIT 

Ince-Tourneur  Prod. — Paramount   Page     5 

Reginald  Barker's  production 

Goldwyn Page     7 

Douglas  MacLean  in.  . .   THE  ROOKIE'S  RETURN 

Paramount Page    9 

B.  B.  Hampton  Prod. — Hodkinson Page     10 

Viola  Dana  in CINDERELLA'S  TWIN 

Metro Page     1 1 


Fox Page    14 

Wallace  Reid  in THE  CHARM  SCHOOL 

Paramount Page     15 

H.  B.  Warner  in  : 


Jesse  D.  Hampton — Pathe Page     17 

Elaine  Hammerstein  in PLEASURE  SEEKERS 

Selznick — Select  Page     19 


Cosmopolitan  Prod. — Paramount Page    21 

Short  Reels N Page     23 

News  of  the  Week 
in  Headlines 


Educational  combines  news  weeklies.     To  go  out  as 

"super  Kinograms." 
Prizma  plans  to  allow  "black  and  white"   producers 

to  use  its  patented  color  process. 
Film  circles  interested  in  fate  of  uncompleted  Lillian 

Gish-Frohman  Amusement   production. 
1,500  prints  of  special  Hoover  film  in  circulation. 

Mae   Marsh   may   return   to   Griffith    for   one   picture. 

Through  with  Robertson-Cole. 
Famous    Players    common    stocks    drops    from   95    to 

40  in  1920. 
B.    B.   Hampton   and    Pictorial    Review   in    important 

tie-up  for  better  films. 

Receiver  named  for  YVark   Prod.   Corp.,   producers  of 

Pola  Negri  to  be  a  Famous  Players  star,  according  to 

Berlin  report. 
The  "Big  5"  proves  a  new  grouping  arrangement  of 

special   pictures,  for  First  National. 
Tom  Saxe  buys  three  Chicago  first  run  houses  owned 

by  Harry  Moir. 
Kansas   City   exchangemen    petition     Gov.    Allen    of 

Kansas  for  relief  from  censor  board. 
Lyons  and  Moran  abandon  features  for  one  reelers. 

Murray  W.  Garsson  plans  monster  studio  near  Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 
Elek  J.  Ludvigh  succeeds  Arthur  S.  Friend  as  treas- 
urer for  Famous  Players. 
Treasury  Dep't  decides  to  tax  state  right  buyers  as 

B.  S.  Moss  Theater  Corp.  formed.     Capital  $1,500,000. 
Herbert  Hoover  enlists  aid  of  about  150  exhibitors  for 

relief  fund. 
City  of  Chicago  bans  all  films  in  which  criminals  and 

their  activities  appear. 

Lillian  Gish's  plans  uncertain. 
First  National  to  show  "Big  5"  group  of  pictures  in 

Chicago.     High  exhibition  values  placed  on  them. 
Associated  Producers  directors  hold  important  meet- 
ing in  Los  Angeles. 
Censorship  for  New  York  State  looms  up  again. 
First  move  for  Sunday  closing  in  Minnesota  killed. 

.    Saturday 
D.  W.  Griffith  to  fight  banning  of  "Way  Down  East" 

in  the  Province  of  Quebec. 
Reports  from  Coast  of  possible-  merger  between  Asso. 

Prod,  and  United  Artists  continue  to  reach  N.  Y. 

'Pardoning  the  bad  is  injuring  the  good" — Benjamin  Franhli 




Sunday,  January  9,  1921 

Chinatown  Underworld  Stuff  Interesting.    Theme  Is  Light 

Priscilla  Dean  in 


Browning  Prod. — Universal 

DIRECTOR Tod  Browning 

AUTHOR Tod  Browning 

SCENARIO  BY Lucien  Hubbard 

CAMERAMAN Wm.  Fildew 

AS    A    WHOLE Mighty    good    entertainment, 

based  on  underworld  stuff.    Needs  cutting 

STORY Lacks  strength,  but  splendid  work 

Priscilla  Dean  and  Lon  Chaney  lifts  satisfac- 

DIRECTION Uniformly  excellent 

PHOTOGRAPHY Very   good.      Several   won- 
derfully fine  shots 


STAR Mighty  good  performance  of  difficult  role 

overacted  at  times 

SUPPORT One  of  the  best  casts  ever  assembled. 

Lon  Chaney  mighty  fine  in  dual  role;   E.  A. 
Warren  as  the  Chinese  philosopher  excellent 

EXTERIORS Very    good,    especially    those    of 


INTERIORS Up  to  the  mark 

DETAIL Trifling     slip-ups     in     several     titles; 

otherwise  excellent 

CHARACTER   OF    STORY How    underworld 

folk  go  "straight"  after  thrilling  exciting   ex- 


Tod  Browning's  promise  as  evidenced  in  "The  Vir- 
gin of  Stamboui"  with  Priscilla  Dean  is  justified  in 
the  production  he  has  given  Universal  with  Miss  Dean 
again  as  a  star.    "Outside  the  Law"  is  the  result.     It 

is  a  mighty  good  picture.  It  needs  cutting,  chiefly 
because  it  sags  heavily  in  the  middle  and  when  this 
cutting  is  taken  care  of  it  should  be  splendid,  actionful 
entertainment  of  the  kind  that  a  lot  of  people  like. 

Just  as  large  numbers  of  people  refuse  to  lose  their 
love  of  Westerns,  so  there  are  many  who  like  the 
underworld  stuff.  They  eat  it  up.  They  are  going 
to  lik-e  "Outside  the  Law." 

It  is  a  very  interesting  production  with  a  lot  of 
action  and  gives  Priscilla  Dean  another  opportunity 
of  registering  ability,  as  the  heroine  who  is  somewhat 
different  from  the  usual,  sickly-sweet,  sentimentalist 
who  clings  to  her  lover.  Just  to  be  different,  Priscilla 
fights  the  idea  of  love  and  her  lover  and  it  takes  the 
soft,  warm  arms  of  another  woman's  baby  to  bring  her 
to  a  realization  of  what  home  and-  kiddies  will  mean. 
She  registers  this  very  definitely  in  the  end. 

Just  before  the  clinch  comes  there  is  a  regular  hell- 
cat battle,  Browning  seems  to  like  this  stuff.  In  "The 
Virgin  of  Stamboui,"  he  had  about  two  reels  of  battle 
between  the  Moors  before  Priscilla  and  her  lover  fin- 
ally were  allowed  to  drift  into  peace  and  in  "Outside 
the  Law,"  he  does  it  all  over  again,  in  Chinatown  with 
gangsters,  "bulls,"  and  all  of  the  rest,  shooting,  tumbl- 
ing over  chairs,  partitions,  smashing  crockery,  so 
that  when  hero  Wheeler  Oakman  finally  slips  his 
hand  into  Priscilla's,  his  face  has  all  the  appearance 
of  a  Hamburger  steak  before  it  is  cooked.  They  cer- 
tainly treat  him  rough.  But  he  has  nothing  on  Lon 
Chaney,  who,  after  being  batted  all  over  the  place,  is 
finally  shot. 

This  closing  sequence  will  probably  be  edited,  be- 
cause it  is  a  little  ruff  and  gory  as  it  stands. 

Many  Opportunities  To  Capitalize  This  Thriller 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

Here  is  another  good  one  with  Priscilla  Dean.  Also 
you  have  Lon  Chaney,  whose  work  in  "The  Penalty" 
will  be  remembered  for  a  long  time.  In  this  picture 
he  gives  another  excellent  performance  and  you  can 
talk  about  him  to  the  limit.  If  you  say  he  is  the  best 
character  actor  on  the  screen  you  won't  be  very  far 

If  your  crowd  liked  "The  Virgin  of  Stamboui,"  do 
not  hesitate  to  lay  it  on  thick  and  tell  them  this  is 
the  same  exciting,  thrilling  sort  of  story,  played  in 
Frisco's  Chinatown,  with  a  battle  at  the  finish  that  is 
bound  to  get  them  going. 

The  title  is  catchy  and  Universale  campaign  to 
attract  attention  in  New  York  City  is  proving  excel- 
lent. They  are  running  a  billboard  campaign  contain- 
ing a  lot  of  questions,  such  as  "Do  you  work  on  Sun- 
day? You  are  outside  the  law."  They  are  also  run- 
ning a  series  of  billboard  posters,  such  as  "Do  not  be 
misled  by  malicious  propaganda.  You  are  not  out- 
side the  law  if  you  work  on  Sunday."  You  may  not 
be  able  to  go  in  for  heavy  exploitation  such  as  this, 
but  you  can  do  something  with  teaser  copy  and  with 
posters  along  the  same  line. 

Sunday,  January  9,  1921 



"Black  Beauty"  Characterized  by  Thrills  And  Extravagant  Production 


DIRECTOR David  Smith 

AUTHOR Anna  Sewell 

SCENARIO  BY Mr.  &  Mrs.  George  Randolph 


CAMERAMAN  t Reginald  E.  Lyons 

AS  A  WHOLE Extravagant  and  spetacular  pro- 
duction. Drags  in  spots  but  offers  several  good 
thrills  and  a  fine  finish 

STORY Two    plots.      A    romance    interwoven 

with  "Black  Beauty's"  autobiography 

DIRECTION Excellent  at  times,  although  effort 

to  create  suspense  by  intermittent  shots  of  the 
two  stories,  sometimes  fails  to  register 



CAMERA  WORK  . . .  .A Fine 

PLAYERS. . .  .Jean  Paige  looks  charming,  and  gives 
a  pleasing  performance  James  Morrison  well 
suited  to  part,  all  others  adequate 

EXTERIORS Splendid  hunt  and  horse  race  shots 

INTERIORS Elaborate  and  correct 

DETAIL Very  good  English  atmosphere  pre- 

CHARACTER   OF   STORY "Black   Beauty's" 

life  story,  along  with  love  and  intrigue  of  the 
people  closest  to  the  horse 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  6,800  feet 

In  picturizing  "Black  Beauty,"  the  world  famous 
story  of  a  horse's  life,  Vitagraph  selected  a  theme 
that  appears  on  the  face  of  it  to  offer  poor  screen 
material.  They  got  around  this  by  having  Mr.  and' 
Mrs.  George  Randolph  Chester  weave  in  between  the 
incidents  of  the  horse's  life,  a  "human"  story  of  love 
triumphing  over  a  scheming  villain. 

The  sucpess  of  the  picture,  with  most  audiences,  is 
going  to  depend  on  this  "human"  theme,  for  the  story 

of  the  horse  holds  the  interest  only  in  those  scenes 
involving  fast  action.  Among  the  latter  are  some  very 
good  shots  of  a  fox  hunt,  and  a  thrilling  horse  race 
at  the  finish,  which  has  been  admirably  done,  and  will 
be  apt  to  raise  them  off  their  seats. 

Jean  Paige  performs  very  pleasingly  as  Jessie  Gor- 
don, and  is  well  supported  by  James  Morrison,  who 
is  excellently  cast  as  Harry  Blomefield.  Probably  the 
main  objection  will  be  a  feeling  that  the  material  has 
been  strung  out  in  places  to  cover  space,  thus  making 
it  sag  in  several  spots. 

The  story  which  runs  side  by  side  with  the  horse 
story  in  intermittent  sequences,  which  are  distin- 
guished by  the  raising  of  curtains  on  the  screen,  deals 
with  incidents  in  the  life  of  "Black  Beauty's"  human 

At  a  house  party  given  by  Squire  Gordon,  his 
daughter  Jessie,  and  Harry  Blomefield  are  playing 
games  with  the  little  children,  although  they  have 
reached  the  age  where  Harry  realizes  that  he  loves 
her.  Among  the  guests  is  Jack  Beckett,  who  lives  by 
his  wits,  and  who  has  entree  because  he  is  a  favorite 
of  the  haughty  Lady  Wynwaring.  The  squire  gives 
Lord  Wynwaring  a  donation  of  800  pounds  for  charity, 
which  Beckett  steals. 

During  a  fox  hunt  next  morning,  Jessie's  brother 
George,  is  killed  by  a  fall  from  his  horse,  and  Beckett, 
having  stolen  the  money  from  Wynwaring's  room 
places  it  in  the  pocket  of  the  dead  man,  and  tells  Jes- 
sie that  her  brother  is  the  thief.  To  prevent  Beckett 
from  telling  her  mother,  Jessie  promises  to  marry  him 
when  she  becomes  of  age. 

'     Meanwhile  she  has  realized  that  she  loves  Harry, 
who  can  not  understand  her  wish  to  marry  Beckett. 

Several  years  pass,  Beckett  tries  to  elope  with  Jes- 
sie, is  foiled,  and  after  a  great  race  sequence  Black 
Beauty  carries  hero  Harry  to  Jessie,  foiling  the  vil- 
lain's plans. 

The  Title  And  A  Promise  of  Spectacular  Thrills  Will  Put  It  Over 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

The  story  of  "Black  Beauty"  is  so  famous  in  every 
part  of  the  country,  that  the  title  alone  will  be  suffi- 
cient to  draw  crowds.  You  can  appeal  to  lovers  of 
the  book  by  telling  them  that  the  story  has  been  re- 
tained without  change  or  alteration. 

Also  promise  an  extravagent  production,  and  make 
a  strong  feature  of  the  thrills  contained  in  the  picture. 

There  are  several  good  ones  and  you  can  talk  a  lot 
about  the  race  at  the  climax,  which  is  as  fine  a  thrill 
as  you  could  want.  The  names  of  Jean  Paige  and 
James  Morrison  can  be  used  to  advantage. 

It  is  a  clean,  whoesome  picture,  a  fact  which  you 
can  make  an  especial  appeal  to  women  and  children. 
The  book  is  so  well  known  that  there  will  naturally 
be  curiosity  to  see  it  visualized. 

The  Harvest 

Is  Coming- 

Plums  Will  Soon  Be 

Ripe  And  Ready  For 






Sunday,  January  9,  1921 


Production  Thoroughly  Satisfactory  But  Story  Isn't  New 

Hope  Hampton  in 


Maurice  Tourneur  Prod. — Paramount 

DIRECTOR Maurice  Tourneur 

AUTHOR   Sidney  Toler 

SCENARIO  BY John  Gilbert 

CAMERAMAN   Alfred  Ortlieb 

AS    A   WHOLE Another    society    crook   melo- 
drama; well  enough  produced  and  sometimes 

interesting  but  isn't  new 
STORY Adapted    from    the    stage    play    "The 

Tiger  Lady;"  would  be  more  likeable  if  so  many 

similar  hadn't  preceded  it 
DIRECTION Some  very  good  bits;  mystery  as 

to  murder  isn't  provided  with  unusual  suspense 


LIGHTINGS All  right 


STAR Photographs  well  and  can  wear  clothes ; 

best  suited  to  very  light  roles 

SUPPORT All  handle  roles  adequately 

EXTERIORS Not  many 

INTERIORS : .  Satisfactory 

DETAIL All  right 

CHARACTER   OF   STORY Crook  frames  in- 

nocent  shop  girl  then  kidnaps  her  and  uses  her 

to  satisfy  his  own  ends 

And  still  they  come.  "The  Bait"  is  another  crook 
melodrama  dealing  with  the  ways  and  means  of  those 
who  make  their  living  by  their  wits,  using  said  wits 
to  the  best  advantage  among  the  wealthy.  The  pic- 
ture is  an  adaptation  of  Sidney  Toler's  stage  play 
"TheTiger  Lady."  Besides  the  business  of  the  crooks 
there's  a  murder  which  takes  place  at  the  very  begin- 
ning and  they  go  all  the  way  back  and  lead  up  to  the 
murder  before  you  know  who  the  dead  man  and  his 
assailant  are. 

This  was  evidently  done  to  create  suspense  but  it 

hasn't.  Since  the  audience  doesn't  know  who  was 
killed  or  who  killed  him  they  forget  all  about  the 
murder  in  what  follows,  so  it  might  just  as  well  have 
been  told  straight  off  in  the  first  place.  The  title  and 
the  characters  are  provided  with  rather  appropriate 
catch  names  which  suit  their  respective  parts  in  the 
story  effectively.  The  star  is  "The  Bait,"  the  girl 
used  to  "frame"  the  innocent  shop  girl  in  the  minnow, 
and  so  on. 

There  is  a  love  story  running  through  it  and  the 
climax  is  reached  effectively  with  the  hero  and  her- 
oine coming  into  their  own  and  the  villain  getting  his 
just  deserts.  It's  really  a  good  "fan"  picture  so  for 
this  type  of  audience  the  production  will  most  likely 
give  satisfaction. 

Joan  Grainger  is  about  to  be  "sent  up"  after  being 
falsely  accused  of  stealing,  when  she  is  kidnapped  by 
Bennett  Barton,  the  master  mind  of  a  band  of  crooks 
of  which  Simpson  is  also  a  member.  Joan  accepts 
Barton's  assistance  and  he  sends  her  to  Europe  where 
he  later  joins  her.  They  live  in  luxury  and  Joan  meets 
John  Warren,  a  wealthy  American.  Joan  receives  her 
first  jar  of  suspicion  as  to  her  benefactor's  sincerity 
when  he  "introduces  her  as  his  daughter.  He  then 
makes  clear  his  plan.  Joan  is  to  marry  the  wealthy 
Warren  so  Barton  will  have  access  to  the  money. 

The  girl  rebels  but  Barton  threatens  to  send  her 
back  to  jail  or  worse  still,  to  expose  her  past  to  War- 
ren, with  whom  she  is  really  in  love.  The  entire  party 
returns  to  America  and  eventually  Barton  forces  Joan 
to  accept  Warren's  proposal  of  marriage.  In  the 
meantime  some  of  Barton's  pals  have  double-crossed 
him  and  told  Joan  of  the  theft  frame-up  and  they  se- 
cure a  signed  confession  from  the  girl  that  did  the 

In  an  effort  to  secure  the  confession  Barton  is 
killed  by  Simpson,  who  is  also  after  the  confession 
that  he  will  have  the  "goods"  on  Barton.  Warren  is 
willing  to  have  Joan  despite  all  and  they  are  happy. 

Tourneur's  Name  Should  Be  Your  Main  Talking  Point 

This  is  the  sort  of  picture  best  suited  to  typical 
"fan"  audiences.  There's  mystery,  murder,  crooks,  a 
love  story  and  all  around  melodrama  that  appeals  to 
this  crowd.  If  you  cater  to  this  class  you  will  satisfy 
them  with  "The  Bait."  You  can  announce  it  as  a 
Maurice  Tourneur  productioh.  His  previous  successes 
should  attract  them  to  this. 

If  you  think  well  of  it  you  can  use  the  author's  name 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

and  say  that  this  is  an  adaptation  of  his  stage  play 
"The  Tiger  Lady."  For  a  catchline  say:  "If  you 
were  being  sent  to  jail  on  a  false  charge  and  was  sud- 
denly kidnapped  from  the  law  would  you  accept  the 
assistance  of  one  who  offered  you  a  life  of  luxury 
even  though  you  didn't  know  the  source.  But  see 
how  she  was  used  as  'The  Bait'  in  the  scheme." 




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love;  the  agony  of  dis- 
illusion; the  peace  that 
is  bred  of  pain— all  these 
are  blended  in  Betty 
Compson's  marvelous 
performance  of  the 
beautiful  Blanche 
Davis  in  "Prisoners 
of  Love". 





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Pretty  To  Look  At  and  Good  Production  Plus  a  Fine  Cast 

Reginald  Barker's  production 



DIRECTOR  Reginald  Barker 

AUTHOR Graham  Moffat 

SCENARIO  BY  . Charles  Kenyon 

CAMERAMAN   Percy  Hilburn 

AS  A  WHOLE Really  pleasing  entertainment; 

fine  Scotch  atmosphere  and  some  good  touches 
of  humor 
STORY Adaptation  of  stage  play  affords  splen- 
did opportunities  as  screen  vehicle 

DIRECTION Has   made   a   thoroughly   human 

picture;  has  made  good  use  of  the  material  at 



CAMERA  WORK Always  well  judged 

PLAYERS Leatrice   Joy   delightful;    a   capable 

and  well  suited  cast  all  the  way  through 

EXTERIORS    Some  real  pictures 


DETAIL Very  good 

CHARACTER    OF    STORY Incidents    in    the 

household  of  Tarn  Biggar,  stern  Scotch  parent 
whom   Susie   Simpson  decides  shall  no  longer 
remain  a  widower 

For  those  who  like  Scotch  atmosphere — not  liquid — 
"Bunty  Pulls  the  String"  will  afford  a  real  bit  of  pleas- 
ure. Reginald  Barker's  adaptation  of  Graham  Mof- 
fat's play  has  retained  all  the  humor,  humaness  and 
character  of  the  original  and  through  the  augmented 
possibilities  afforded  by  the  camera  there  are  many 
scenes  and  ideal  locations,  that  are  pictures  in  them- 
selves.    The  exteriors  are  really  picturesque. 

The  dialogue  of  the  original  may  be  missed  but  the 
dialect  has  been  maintained  throughout  the  titles 
which  are  well  written  and  contain  humor  in  them- 

selves. The  direction  is  splendid.  There  are  some 
comedy  touches,  typical  of  Scotch  customs  and  man- 
ners that  register  effectively. 

Leatrice  Joy's  delightful  personality  dominates  the 
"glad"  theme  of  the  picture  while  Raymond  Hatton 
and  Josephine  Crowell  contribute  the  comedy.  Both 
the  latter  give  unusually  fine  performances.  Russell 
Simpson  handles  the  role  of  the  stern  and  righteous 
father  of  Bunty.  Others  who  handle  smaller  parts 
well  are  Casson  Ferguson,  Rowland  Rushton,  Cullen 
Landis,  Edythe  Chapman,  Otto  Hoffman  and  Sadie 

Bunty  had  kept  house  for  her  father  since  her 
mother's  death.  She  had  two  brothers,  the  older  boy 
in- the  city  while  the  younger  is  still  at  home  taking 
his  "threshin's."  Susie  Simpson,  a  designing  widow, 
hoped  to  become  the  second  wife  of  Bunty's  father, 
Tarn  Bigger,  and  so  she  placed  some  money  in  his  care 
to  gain  his  favor:  Weelum,  Susie's  nephew  is  in  love 
with  Bunty  but  they  haven't  saved  quite  enough  to 
get  married. 

But  the  stern  Tarn  Bigger  would  have  none  of  Susie 
and  when  he  found  it  necessary  to  give  his  oldest  son  ' 
the  money  Susie  has  placed  in  his  care  because  the 
boy  had  stolen  and  Tam  would  not  have  the  name  of 
Biggar  disgraced,  he  feared  the  widow  more  than 
ever.  Then  Eelen  Dunlop  appeared  at  the  Biggar 
home  and  when  Susie  learned  that  she  was  Tarn's 
childhood  sweetheart,  she  decided  to  ask  for  her 
money,  since  she  couldn't  have  Tam. 

But  Tam  refused  to  talk  "business"  on  the  Sab- 
bath and  so  the  matter  was  delayed  a  day.  The  next 
day  Bunty  pulled  the  strings.  She  gave  Weelum's 
and  her  savings  to  her  father  to  replace  the  debt  and 
then  made  the  startling  announcement  that  the  widow 
had  cheated  Wellum  out  of  his  inheritance.  The 
widow  was  forced  to  make  restitution  and  a'  double 
wedding  was  arranged — Weelum  and  Bunty — Tam 
and  Eelen. 

Tell  Them  You'll  Give  Them  a  Bit  of  'Scotch' 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

It  isn't  often  that  you  get  real  "Scotch"  noAvadays  Use    the    producer's    name    and    recall    his    "The 

so  you  ought  to  make  a  big  bit  with  "Bunty  Pulls  the  Branding  Iron."     You  can  talk  about  a  splendid  cast 

Strings."     Scotch  atmosphere  in  pictures  is  still  a  bit  and  can   use  names  if  you  think   well  of  it.     Play  up 

out   of   the   ordinary,   so   you   have   something   to  talk  the  title  extensively.     Be  sure  to  secure  a  press  sheet 

about  in  that.     Reginald  Baker's  production  of  Gra-  provided  by  Goldwyn.     It  contains  many  good  exploi- 

ham   Moffat's   stage  play   has  a   realistic  and   delight-  tation   hints.     Catchlines  could   read:     "Want  a   taste 

fully  pleasing  old   fashioned  atmosphere  and   you   can  of    real    Scotch?      Go    to    the    blank    theater    and    see 

promise  them  it's  good  to  look  at.  'Bunty   Pulls  the  Strings.'' 



A  Record-Smasher  at  Three  Big  Strands ! 



Ihe  (ast  of  the  Mohicans 

Jn  American  Drama  Eternal     By  James  Fenimore  Gboper 








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Made    new    Sunday     record    in 

Within  few  dollars  of  New  York 
Sunday  record. 

Turn-aways     at     both     Monday 

Heavy  business  both  houses  Mon- 
day night. 

Tuesday:  Business  growing  bigger. 

Wednesday :  Business  still  building. 

Thursday  and   Friday:     Capacity. 

Saturday:  You  know  the  answer. 

Eve.  Mail:  Once  or  twice  a  year  a 
"perfect"  picture.     This  is  one. 

Sun:  A    picture   to   be  welcomed 
by  all. 

Evening  Telegram:'   An  exciting 
beautiful  drama. ' 

Evening  Post:  Scenes  of  breathless 

Morning  Telegraph:  Kept  the  audi- 
ence tense  with  excitement. 

Tribune:  One  of  the  most  convinc- 
ing pictures  we  ever  saw. 

Times:  Holds  the  interest  because 

it  means  something. 




Associated  Producers  Inc. 



Sunday,  January  9,  1921 



Another  Thoroughly  Enjoyable  Comedy  From  MacLean 

Douglas  MacLean  in 


Ince — Paramount 

DIRECTOR  Jack  Nelson 

AUTHOR ArthurJM.  McMackin 

SCENARIO  BY Not  credited 

CAMERAMAN    Bert  Cann 

AS  A  WHOLE Slight  situations  but  comedy 

value  is  there  and  together  with  personalities 
and  good  titles  it's  all  right 
STORY From  McMackin's  story;  makes  splen- 
did vehicle  for  MacLean  who  gets  it  over 

DIRECTION Quite   successful  in  making  this 

comedy  offering  another  MacLean  fun  maker 


LIGHTINGS Usually  all  right 


STAR His  personality  always  an  asset 

SUPPORT Frank    Currier    a    mischievous    old 

Dad;  Doris  May  charming 

EXTERIORS    Adequate 


DETAIL  . .  .- Some  very  good  titles 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Rookie  returns  to 

find  himself  rich  in  money  but  he  wants  ro- 
mance and  adventure — he  gets  it 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION  4,123  feet 

Personality  has  a  whole  lot  to  do  with  getting  a 
character  over  and  that's  probably  why  Douglas  Mac- 
Lean  has  so  little  difficulty  in  making  himself  liked 
by  picture  goers.  The  minute  he  smiles  his  way  into 
the  picture  you  know  you're  going  to  like  it  and  that's 
just  what  happens  again  in  "The  Rookie's  Return." 
The  "rookie"  is  one  of  a  few  late  arrivals  from  "over 
there"  and  after  he  has  played  a  joke  on  some  of  his 
buddies  indulging  in  a  quiet  seance  with  the  galloping 
dominoes  and  then  proceeds  to  step  on  the  General's 
foot,  you're  quite  liable  to  make  yourself  comfortable 
and  prepare  to  enjoy  the  rest  of  it. 

The  story  itself  doesn't  boast  of  much  unusual  com- 
edy business  but  the  way  it  has  been  done,  together 
with  the  work  of  Frank  Currier  who  plays  the  part 
of  the  humorous  Dad  and  Doris  May  as  the  "girl"  in 
the  case  and  then  some  well  written  titles, — all  these 
things  make  "The  Rookie's  Return"  thoroughly 

Perhaps  the  biggest  comedy  bit  is  where  Douglas 
enlists  the  aid  of  a  "friend"  to  help  locate  his  sweet- 
heart's father.  He  says  some  not  altogether  compli- 
mentary things  about  the  father  to  the  '  friend"  and 
here's  where  the  laugh  comes  in.  The  audience  knows 
that  the  "friend"  is  really  the  father  who  doesn't  want 
to  spoil  a  good  joke  and  offers  his  assistance  to  find 
himself.  Another  good  bit  (the  title  writer's  inning) 
shows  the  lovers  getting  into  a  cab  with  the  shades 
drawn.  It's  dark  inside  and  so  the  screen  remains 
dark  except  for  the  somewhat  "slushy"  remarks 
being  passed  by  the  occupants — you  know — "taxi" 

James  Stewart  Lee,  returned  rookie,  decides  to 
make  his  own  way  in  the  world  and  not  go  to  his 
wealthy  Aunt,  but  he  isn't  very  successful  until  he  is 
hit  by  a  golf  ball  driven  by  Alicia,  a  rich  girl.  James 
doesn't  want  the  girl  to  see  his  humble  boarding  place 
so  he  has  her  drive  him  to  his  aunt's,  where  he  learns 
she  is  dead  and  he  is  the  heir. 

James  and  Alicia  fall  in  love,  but  it's  interrupted  by 
the  disappearance  of  the  girl's  father  who  has  taken 
himself  off  to  get  away  from  the  process  of  house- 
cleaning  which  is  going  on  in  his  home.  The  rookie 
meets  the  father  and  not  knowing  him  previously  asks 
the  man's  assistance  in  locating  his  sweetheart's 
father.  The  old-  man  decides  to  have  some  fun  for 
himself  and  enters  into  the  search.  He  makes  it  good 
and  lively  by  staging  a  kidnap  and  eventually  the 
truth  comes  out  and  the  sweethearts  continue  their 
interrupted  love  affair. 

No  Need  to  Worry  About  This  Unless'jYou  Don't  Book  It 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

Since  he  won  his  way  into  the  hearts  of  the  picture 
public  in  "Twenty-Three  and  a  Half  Hour's  Leave" 
this  delightful  personality  in  the  form  of  Douglas  Mac- 
Lean  has  been  rather  successfully  keeping  up  the 
good  work  and  in  "The  Rookie's  Return"  he  again 
manages  to  put  you  in  a^appy  frame  of  mind  and 
you  just  have  to  like  him.  His  smile  sets  the  thing 
going  right  off  the  (first)  reel  and  from  then  on  he 
keeps  it  going. 

The  supporting  cast  in  this  case  deserve  a  goodly 
share  of  credit  for  the  comedy  business  and  the  title 
writer  also  has  more  than  a  little  to  do  with  it.  The 
direction  is  very  good  and  Nejson  has  managed  to 
get  the  most  out  of  the  story's  possibilities.  Catch- 
lines  should  go  well.  Say:  "Ever  get  hit  by  a  golf 
ball?  Try  it  once.  Might  bring  you  good  luck.  See 
how  it  happened  in  'The  Rookie's  Return/  Douglas 
MacLean's  latest." 



Sunday,  January  9,  1921 

Harry  Leon  Wilson's  Yarn  Makes  Enjoyable  Picture 

B.  B.  Hampton  Prod. — Hodkinson 

DIRECTOR  Jack  Conway 

AUTHOR Harry  Leon  Wilson 

SCENARIO  BY E.  Richard  Schayer 

CAMERAMAN Harry  Vallejo 

AS  A  WHOLE Good  production  of  a  highly  in- 
teresting story.     Much  bright  comedy  and  many 
tense  situations  make  it  a  thoroughly  desirable 

STORY Humor  and  suspense  evenly  balanced. 

A  tale  that  has  a  wide  appeal 

DIRECTION Good  for  the  most  part.     There 

is  a  slight  let-down  near  the  end 


LIGHTINGS .. ...  All  right 


PLAYERS Claire    Adams,     Robert     McKim, 

Joseph  Dowling  and  Niles  Welch,  handle  prin- 
cipal roles  in  highly  satisfactory  manner.  All 
the  rest  good 

EXTERIORS Several  good  westerns 

INTERIORS Satisfactory 

DETAIL Might  have  put  more  of  Wilson's  lines 

in  titles 
CHARACTER  OF  STORY Old  Western  pion- 
eer turns  tables  on  Wall  Street  crooks  who  are 
fleecing  his  grandson 


It  will  be  conceded  by  a  big  majority  of  picture  pat- 
rons that  Harry  Leon  Wilson's  imaginative  romance 
of  the  "West  coming  to  the  East,"  is  the  sort  of  tale 
that  makes  for  real  screen  entertainment  of  the  right 
sort,  in  its  picture  form.  Nothing  deep  or  problematic 
about  it,  but  an  enjoyable  romance,  the  sort  of  enter- 
tainment that  no  one  can  find  much  fault  with. 

It's  a  clean,  snappy  comedy,  with  swift  moving  ac- 
tion most  of  the  way  through,  and  enough  element 

of  suspense  to  provide  an  exciting  climax,  even  if  it 
does  turn  out  the  way  the  audience  has  guessed. 
The  scenarist  and  director  are  responsible  for  keep- 
ing the  story  true  to  its  original  form,  and  presenting 
it  in  a  clear  and  smooth  way. 

The  one  spot  in  the  picture  where  there  seems  to  be 
a  slight  bit  of  stalling  is  toward  the  close,  but  it  isn't 
long  and  the  suspense  previously  created  will  make  it 
unnoticeable  to  many. 

The  story  begins  with  the  Bines  family  in  Montana 
City,  after  the  death  of  Daniel  J.  Bines,  the  millionaire 
builder.  Uncle  Peter  Bines,  who  founded  the  fortune, 
wants  the  family  to  stay  in  the  west.  P.  Percival 
Bines,  of  the  third  generation,  and  his  sister  Psyche, 
want  to  live  in  New  York. 

Avice  Milbrey  of  New  York  who  is  passing  through 
Montana  City  in  Rulon  Shepler's  private  car,  causes 
Percy  to  firmly  decide  for  New  York  when  he  assists 
her  to  catch  the  train  after  a  thrilling  dash  in  an  auto. 

The  family,  except  Uncle  Peter,  go  to  New  York, 
where  Percy  falls  in  love  with  Avice,  who  is  to  be 
forced  to  marry  Shepler  because  he  holds  financial 
reins  on  Avice's  father.  Shepler  starts  in  to  break 
Percy  in  Wall  Street.  Rumors  of  this  reach  Uncle 
•Peter  who  comes  to  New  York  and  plays  a  secret 
game  in  Wall  Street,  "coppering"  all  of  Percy's  bets. 
The  financial  crash  comes  and  with  it  a  blow  at  Percy's 
reputation  on  a  frame-up  involving  him  with  a  chorus 

Avice  makes  a  financial  clean-up  through  money  in- 
vested with  Uncle  Peter,  and  she  then  lerrds  it  to  the 
old  man  to  win  or  loose  for  both  of  them. 

Just  when  Percy  thinks  he  hasn't  a  cent  left,  Uncle 
Peter  appears  with  all  the  money  won  back.  Avice 
straightens  out  her  father's  finances  with  her  win- 
nings, and  the  end  finds  her  with  Percy — now  Peter — 
on  their  way  to  their  home  in  the  west. 

Promise  Them  Real  Entertainment— Author's  Name  Will  Help 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

You  need  not  be  afraid  to  make  promises  of  a  high 
class  entertainment,  good  comedy,  and  a  pretty  little 
romance  for  this  picture,  because  it  will  back  you  up, 
and  undoubtedly  will  please  your  patrons,  no  matter 
what  class  audiences  you  cater  to.  Featuring  the  in- 
terest of  the  story  itself  is  the  best  bet,  although  you 
also  have  well  known  names  in  the  cast,  in  Robert 
McKim,   Claire   Adams,   and   Joseph   Dowling.     Tell 

them  what  it's  about,  as  the  idea  of  the  crude  old  west- 
erner cleaning  up  the  Wall  Street  sharks  carries  an 

Harry  Leon  Wilson  is  a  well  known  and  popular 
writer,  and  from  the  wide  circle  of  readers  who  enjoy 
his  stories  in  current  magazines,  his  name  will  be  val- 
uable in  your  advertising. 

Sunday,  January  9,  1921 




Star  And  Some  Bright  Comedy  Make  This  Fairly  Good  Entertainment 

Viola  Dana  in 



DIRECTOR  ..'. Dallas  M.  Fitzgerald 

AUTHOR Luther  Reed 

SCENARIO  BY Luther  Reed 

CAMERAMAN  John  Arnold 

AS  A  WHOLE Good  in  spots,  not  plausable  at 

any  time,  drags  toward  end 

STORY Entertaining  comedy  in  the  story  of  a 

modernized  Cinderella 

DIRECTION Hasn't   made   much   of    the   love 

scenes,  and  action  slows  up  noticeably  toward 



CAMERA  WORK    Satisfactory 

STAR Gives    pleasing    and     humorous    perfor- 
mance.    Looks  attractive 

SUPPORT Principals   adequate,   some  minor 

roles  poor 

EXTERIORS Only  one 

INTERIORS All  right 


CHARACTER  OF  STORY Crooks  play  "fairy 

godmother"  to  modern  Cinderella,  in  order  to 
rob   wealthy   family   during   the   ball,    and   she 
catches  them 
LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION.  .  .  .  About  6,000  feet 

The  old  story  of  Cinderella  is  carried  out  even  to  the 
lost  slipper  found  by  the  prince,  in  this  up-to-date 
version  of  the  fairy  tale.  And  the  original  is  scarcely 
more  improbable  in  some  of  its  happenings  than  the 
present  tale,  no  part  of  which  is  plausable  if  it  be  re- 
garded as  anything  but  a  fairy  story. 

There  is  a  fair  amount  of  g-ood  comedy  running 
through  the  piece,  but  instead  of  being  evenly  dis- 
tributed, it  has  been  bunched,  leaving  some  portions 
rather  flat.     The  comedy  is  of  the  kind  that  almost 

any  type  of  audience  will  enjoy,  and  there  is  probably 
enough  of  it  to  put  the  picture  over  in  most  houses. 

It  is  well  directed  for  the  greater  part,  but  the 
scenes  between  the  star  and  the  hero  are  not  well 
clone.  They  are  devoid  of  romance  and  most  of  them 
are  insipid. 

Viola  Dana  is  well  cast.  She  takes  the  part  of  Con- 
nie McGill,  a  little  scullery  maid,  in  the  kitchen  of  the 
newly  rich  Valentines.  J  Laving  seen  a  picture  of  Pren- 
tice Blue,  one  of  the  society  lights,  in  a  magazine,  she 
calls  him  her  Prince  and  builds  castles  in  the  air  with 
Prentice  as  the  hero. 

Connie  sees  Prentice  as  the  guest  of  the  Valentines, 
who  are  trying  to  marry  him  to  their  daughter.  An 
accident  in  the  dining  room  brings  her  to  Blue's  at- 

Blue,  who  has  nothing  but  his  social  standing,  is 
also  sought  by  the  wealthy  Nathaniel  Flint,  for  his 
daughter,  Helen.  Flint  advertises  extensively  that  at 
a  gorgeous  birthday  party  he  is  giving  for  Helen,  there 
will  be  half  a  million  dollars  worth  of  jewels  on 

The  value  of  the  gifts  attracts  the  attention  of  "Ma" 
1  higeen  and  her  band  of  crooks.  False  credentials 
assure  the  admittance  of  one  member  of  the  party. 
But  upon  arriving  at  the  ball,  the  crooks  find  that  the 
detective  on  guard  knows  them,  and  when  Connie, 
standing  in  the  crowd,  audibly  wishes  she  were 
going  to  the  party,  she  soon  gets  her  wish  through  the 
aid  of  the  crooks. 

Attired  in  borrowed  finery,  she  meets  Blue,  who 
falls  in  love  with  her.  The  jewels  are  stolen  just  as 
she  leaves  the  house,  and  Blue  is  suspected,  because 
he  has  in  his  pocket  the  slipper  Connie  has  dropped 
in  her  flight. 

The  crooks  need  the  slipper  which  holds  the  key 
to  their  hidden  wealth,  and  Connie,  in  fear,  attempt- 
ing to  get  it  for  them  from  Blue,  captures  both  the 
hand   and  her   Prince. 

Star's  Name  The  Best  Bet,  And  You  Can  Promise  Some  Good  Comedy 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

The  star's  name  offers  probably  the  best  point  of 
exploitation  in  this,  and  if  Viola  Dana  is  well  liked  by 
your  patrons  you  should  be  able  to  play  this  one  up 
successfully  Tell  them  that  the  star's  performance 
is  highly  amusing,  and  let  them  know  that  she  looks 
very  attractive  and  charming. 

It  will  also  be  safe  to  promise  a  good  amount  of 

real  comedy  and  you  can  link  this  up  with  something 
about  the  comparison  of  the  little  maid  and  the 
daughter  of  the  newly  rich.  Talk  about  the  jewel  rob- 
bery, and  the  slick  crooks.  You  can  find  some  good 
lobby  and  stunt  features  in  the  fact  that  it  is  a  modern 
Cinderella  story. 

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Will  Satisfy  But  Doesn't  Match  Up  With  RecentJFox  Specials 


DIRECTOR   Charles  J.  Brabin 

AUTHOR Edward  Knoblock 

SCENARIO  BY Charles  J.  Brabin 

CAMERAMAN George  Lane 

AS  A  WHOLE Done  in  five  episodes  with  some 

much  better  than  others 

STORY Adapted    from    Knoblock's    stage    play 

"My  Lady's  Dress;"  elaborated  extensively  for 
screen  play 
DIRECTION First  episode  not  so  good;   Rus- 
sian episode  the  best  of  the  lot 


LIGHTINGS.  .  .  .Poor  in  first  episode;  good  in  others 


PLAYERS Estelle    Taylor    and    Marc    McDer- 

mott  handle  variety  of  roles  satisfactorily 

EXTERIORS Those  in  Russian  episode  good; 

few  in  others 

INTERIORS All  right 

DETAIL    Fair 

CHARACTER   OF   STORY Various   tragedies 

and  misfortunes  endured  by  those  who  labor  to 
produce  luxuries  for  "Blind  Wives" 


The  Fox  organization  have  arranged  an  adaptation 
of  Edward  Knoblock's  stage  play  "My  Lady's  Dress" 
in  the  form  of  a  series  of  episodes.  There  are  five  of 
these,  some  much  better  than  others.  The  first  epi- 
sode is  the  weakest  of  the  lot,  the  players  overact  no- 
ticeably and  the  photography  is  very  poor.  The  next 
is  an  improvement  and  there  is  a  Russian  episode 
which  is  the  best.  In  its  present  form  the  picture  is 
altogether  too  long  but  careful  cutting  will  remedy 

Marc    McDermott    and    Estelle  Taylor  are   seen    in 

each  of  the  different  episodes  and  each  time  in  a  dif- 
ferent character.  This  is  quite  a  test  of  their  versati- 
lity and  generally  speaking  they  do  very  well. 

Director  Brabin  has  done  very  well  in  the  making 
of  the  picture  but  the  production  as  a  whole  would  be 
much  more  effective  if  there  was  a  more  obvious  con- 
nection between  each  of  the  episodes.  With  little 
warning  other  than  a  Hash  of  the  woman  who  is 
dreaming  these  various  things,  there  is  little  to  indi- 
cate that  a  new  episode  is  to  begin.  The  connection 
between  the  hrst  and  second,  however,  is  quite  satis- 
factory. The  lady's  dress  is  lying  on  a  chair  and  the 
fade-out  focuses  the  last  shot  on  the  floAver  which 
decorates  her  dress.  The  next  fade-in  shows  the 
flowers  being  made  by  a  little  cripple  girl  and  the  ep- 
isode of  the  slums  is  picked  up  here. 

Anne's  passion  is  clothes  but  her  husband  closes 
her  account  at  Jacquelin's  and  in  a  fit  of  pique  she  goes 
to  sleep  and  dreams.  The  first  episode  shows  Annie, 
the  little  cripple  girl  who  makes  flowers  and  finally 
sells  her  wonderful  hair  and  goes  away  so  that  she 
will  not  stand  in  the  way  of  her  sister's  happiness. 

Next  comes  the  Russian  episode  which  tells  the 
unhappy  story  of  the  sable  which  decorates  the  gown. 
1  low  the  trapper  returning  to  his  home  with  the  skin 
finds  his  wife  unfaithful  tb  him.  Then  there  is  the 
story  of  Annette  and  her  husband  Nicolas,  a  weaver 
Nicolas  is  dying  and  Anette  works  the  loom  but  is 
unsuccessful.  Her  old  sweetheart,  Joanny,  comes  to 
her  rescue. 

The  last  is  the  story  of  the  mannequin  who  fights 
to  maintain  her  reputation  and  finally  kills  the  man- 
ager of  the  establishment  when  he  tries  to  keep  her 
away  from  her  dying  mother.  The  "blind  wife" 
wakes  from  her  dream  cured  of  her  passion  for  clothes 
and  she  is  happy  with  her  husband  once  more. 

Carefully  Exploited  It  Should  Show  Good  Results 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

There  is  enough  variety  in  the  different  episodes 
which  make  up  "Blind  Wives"  to  satisfy  the  majority 
of  audiences,  and  the  fact  that  some  are  more  interest- 
ing and  better  acted  than  others  probably  won't  have 
a  serious  effect  as  long  as  the  general  appeal  is  not 
serious  endangered  by  this  uneven  break.  The  Rus- 
ian  episode  will  probably  give  the  most  satisfaction. 

A  fashion  show  in  connection  with  the  showing 
would    be    thoroughly    appropriate    and    most    likely 

draw  a  good  crowd.  If  you  played  "While  New  York 
Sleeps,"  you  can  say  that  the  same  players  appear  in 
"Blind  Wives."  Be  sure  to  say  that  it  is  an  adaptation 
of  Edward  Knoblock's  stage  play  "My  Lady's  Dress." 
Catchlines  should  attract.  Sa>r :  "Do  you  ever  realize 
what  unhappiness  or  what  tragedy  may  be  connected 
with  the  dress  you  wear?  See  'Blind  Wives'  for  the 
story  of  the  hardships  endured  by  those  who  make 
these  beautiful  gowns  possible." 

Sunday,  January  9,  1921 




Picture  Not  As  Good  As  Play  But  May  Satisfy 

Wallace  Reid  in 



DIRECTOR    James  Cruze 

AUTHOR Alice  Duer  Miller 

SCENARIO   BY    Tom   Geraghty 

CAMERAMAN   C.E.  Schoenbaum 

AS   A   WHOLE Picture   version   of   stage   play 

doesn't  contain  the  real  charm  of  the  original 

but  may  satisfy  star's  admirers 
STORY They  haven't  gotten  as  much  out  of  it 

as  they  should  have 
DIRECTION Secured  some  very  good  comedy 

but   altogether   too   much   time   given   to   small 




CAMERA  WORK   Up  to  standard 

STAR Quite  as  pleasing  as  usual  except  when 

he  takes  to  posing 
SUPPORT Lila  Lee  well  suited  to  part;  others 

all  very  good 

EXTERIORS Some  pretty  ones 

INTERIORS All  right 

DETAIL Some  titles  are  good 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Young  automobile 

salesman  inherits  girls'  school  and  falls  in  love 

with  one  of  the  pupils 


Somehow  or  other  the  picture  version  of  Alice  Duer 
Miller's  comedy  success  "The  Charm  School"  hasn't 
the  charm  of  the  play.  One  reason  is  that  too  much 
effort  has  been  spent  on  small  business  that  doesn't 
mean  very  much,  such  as  a  love  affair  between   Lila 

Lee  and  the  brother  of  her  room-mate.  This  is  one  of 
the  non-essentials  that  lacks  the  proper  comedy  spark. 
Other  efforts  at  comedy  turn  out  to  be  nothing  more 
than  nonsense. 

Then  again  there  are  moments  that  register  real 
humor  and  at  the  Rivoli  the  audience  seemed  to  be 
satisfied  generally,  although  there  were  times  when 
long  stretches  of  dry  detail  proved  noticeably  tedious. 
Many  of  the  situations  in  themselves  provided  fun, 
and   the  star's  work   will  attract. 

The  direction  is  generally  all  right  and  the  titles 
contain  some  humor  that  got  laughs.  Those  who 
like  Wallace  Reid  may  be  amused  by  the  part  he 
is  given  in  "The  Charm  School,"  that  of  a  young 
man  who  inherits  a  girls'  school  and  reforms  it 
according  to  his  own  ideas. 

When  Mrs.  Rolles  insists  that  she  will  not  have 
Bevans  (Reid),  for  a  son-in-law  he  insists  that  she 
will.  But  then  when  his  aunt  dies  and  wills  him  her 
girls'  boarding  school,  Bevans  gives  up  his  suit  and 
decides  to  run  the  school.  Under  the  aunt's  regime 
the  girls  studied  microbes,  etc.,  but  Bevans  turns  it 
into  a  "Charm  School,"  where  the  girls  are  taught 
dancing,  fencing,  and  grace  in  general. 

Elsie,  one  of  the  students,  immediately  falls  in  love 
with  Bevans.  but  lie  fails  to  respond.  Then 
Elise  tries  to  vamp  Bevans,  hut  he  doesn't 
fall,  so  she  comes  right  out  with  the  truth  and 
tells  hims  she  loves  him.  Elise's  uncle  is  very  much 
interested  in  young  Bevans  and  when  Mrs.  Rolles 
hears  how  well  he  is  getting  along  she  tries  to  patch 
things  up  between  Bevans  and  her  daughter  and  tells 
Elise  the  two  are  engaged.  Elise  is  heartbroken  hut 
in  the  end  all  turns  out  well  with  Elise  and  Bevans. 


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Play  Up  the  Title  and  Use  Star's  Name  Extensively 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

Wallace  Reid  in 



You  have  the  title  of  a  well  known  stage  play  to  an- 
nounce if  you  show  "The  Charm  School"  and  even  if 
the  picture  adaptation  doesn't  quite  measure  up  to  ex- 
pectations it  may  get  over,  especially  where  the  star 
is  well  liked.  They  haven't  made  as  much  of  the 
material  they  had  to  work  with  as  they  might  have  but 
those   who   didn't   see   the   play   won't  know   the   dif 

ference   and   for   them   the   picture  will   undoubtedly 

For  those  who  are  not  familiar  with  the  story  make 
known  the  main  situation — that  of  the  handsome 
young  man  who  inherits  a  girls'  school  and  teaches 
charm  instead  of  arithmetic.  Catchlines  such  as :  "He 
was  a  good  automobile  salesman  but  see  how  success- 
ful he  was  at  running  a  girls'  school,"  should  go,  or 
say  "Ever  know  there  was  such  a  thing  as  'The 
Charm  School'?    See  Wallace  Reid's  latest  picture." 

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Below  the  Average.    Doesn't  Entertain 

H.  B.  Warner  in 

Jesse  D.  Hampton — Pathe 

DIRECTOR  Henry  King 

AUTHOR H.  V.  Esmond 

SCENARIO  BY   Not  credited 

CAMERAMAN    Victor  Milner 

AS  A  WHOLE Commonplace  production  given 

to  adaptation  of  stage  play;  never  comes  near 

being  entertaining 
STORY All  real   "movie"   type   situations   that 

don't  boast  of  even  an  original  twist 

DIRECTION   Very  ordinary 


LIGHTINGS    •• Satisfactory 

CAMERA  WORK  Average 

STAR Isn't  called  upon  for  very  much 

SUPPORT Christine  Mayo  unconvincing  vamp; 

Claire  Anderson   seemed   lost   and  others  just 

act    their    parts    without    registering    anything 



INTERIORS All  that  are  required 

DETAIL , Fair 

CHARACTER    OF    STORY Youth    who    jilts 

fiancee  for  vamp 
LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  5,000  feet 

Nat  Goodwin  may  have  been  successful  in  the  stage 
play  of  "When  We  Were  Twenty-One,"  but  it's  a  mat- 
ter of  some  doubt  whether  or  not  H.  B.  Warner  will 
gain  much  for  himself  through  his  picture  of  this  play. 
But  this  isn't  to  say  that  it's  Warner's  fault.  He  does 
all  that  is  required  of  him  in  the  part  of  the  guardian 
who  tries,  unsuccessfully,  to  manage  a  young  man  of 
twenty-one  who  is  "sowing  his  wild  oats." 

But  those  who  had  the  actual  production  on  their 
hands  have  not  made  a  picture  that  entertains.     It  is 

hopelessly  dull  and  it's  typically  "movie"  formula  has 
been  maintained  to  the  letter.  No  effort  has  been  made 
inject  a  little  originality  and  the  cut-and-dried  mer- 
cenery  vampire  plus  innocent  youth  and  jilted  sweet- 
■  heart  plot  is  retold  without  the  slightest  new  twist. 

Henry  King  is  capable  of  much  better  things  than 
this.  His  handling  of  the  cast  is,  at  times,  noticeably 
lax.  There  are  three  characters,  men,  called  the 
'"Trinity."  They  are  seen  running  on  and  off  and  oc- 
casionally they  are  noted  "registering,"  by  a  shrug 
of  the  shoulder  or  nod  of  the  head.  The  principal 
characters  other  than  the  star  just  go  through  the  re- 
quirements of  the  role  but  that's  all. 

Dick  Carewe  seems  to  be  more  than  anxious  that 
Phyllis  marry  his  ward,  Richard  Audaine,  knicknamed 
the  "Imp."  Phyllis  really  loves  Dick  but  agrees  to 
marry  the  Imp  because  she  thinks  it  will  please  Dick. 
But  the  "Imp"  is  just  twenty -one  and  "sowing  his 
wild  oats."  He  is  enfatuated  with  Kara,  a  vamp  who 
believes  the  youth  is  rich  and  when  in  a  drunken 
state  he  asks  Kara  to  marry  him  she  accepts. 

The  Imp  returns  home  and  the  next  morning 
Phyllis  finds  a  note  from  Kara  which  she  believes  is 
meant  for  Dick.  For  the  time  being  and  for  the  sake 
of  covering  up  the  Imp  Dick  admits  he  is  to  marry 
Kara  but  when  the  Imp  is  approached  he  insists  that 
he  loves  Kara.  Then  Dick  plans  another  way  to 
"save"  his  ward.  He  agrees  to  pay  Kara  a  sum  of 
money  to  make  it  appear  that  he  (Dick)  is  in  love 
with  her.  But  in  the  meantime  the  vamp  has  mar- 
ried the  youth  and  Dick's  plan  fall  through. 

Then  Phyllis  finds  out  that  the  note  was  intended 
for  the  Imp.  And  she  isn't  a  bit  sorry  because  she 
loves  Dick  and  eventually  tells  him  so.  Kara  then 
learns  that  her  youthful  husband  has  no  money  in  his 
own  name  and  so  she  goes  off  with  an  old  admirer  who 
has  just  made  a  lot  of  money  and  the  Imp  seeks  Dick's 

Star's  Name  May  Help  But  Don't  Promise  Anything 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

The  fact  that  this  is  the  screen  adaptation  of  a  stage 
play  in  which  Nat  Goodwin  made  quite  a  hit  may  make 
it  worth  while  playing,  but  the  production  provided 
is  so  ordinary  and  the  acting  generally  so  common- 
place that  it  will  not  satisfy  in  the  better  class  houses. 
If  you  cater  to  a  cheaper  class  of  picture  patrons,  the 
downtown  houses,  then  you  will  most  likely  get  away 
with  it  well  enough.  It's  the  sort  of  picture  formula 
that  appeals  to  them. 

Catchlines  will  let  them  know  what  to  expect,  so 
unless  you  would  rather  let  them  come  in  and  then 
find  out,  you  could  say:  "He  was  twenty-one  and 
sowing  his  wild  oats.  See  how  the  love  of  a  pure 
young  girl  was  sacrificed  by  a  youth  who  got  in  with 
the  wrong  society."  Or,  "All  the  older  men  said: 
'Too  bad  we  didn't  meet  a  girl  like  her  'When  We 
Were  Twenty-One,'  but  the  youth  who  did  meet  her 
threw  away  the  chance." 



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Release  Date  Footage     Reviewed 

(Distributed  through  Pathe  Exchanges) 

A    Light   Woman    7,000  9-26  20 

The     Gamesters     (Margarita     Fisher) 6,000  '- 

The    Blue    Moon    (Elinor    Field-Pell    Trenton) .  .6,000  

Their    Mutual    Child    (Margarita    Fisher-Nigel 

Barry)      6,000  


Thomas   H.   Ince  Productions 

Homespun    Folks    (Lloyd    Hughes-All-Star) 6,000 

Lying    Lips    (House    Peters-Florence    Vidor) .  .6,000 

J.  Parker  Read,  Jr.,  Productions 

The  Leopard  Woman    (Louise   Glaum) 7,000 

A    Hhousand    to    One    (Hobart    Bosworth) 6,000 

Love    (Louise    Glaum    6,000 

Allan   Dwan   Productions 

The    Forbidden     Thing     (James     Kirkwood-All- 

Star)      6,000  1121-20 

Maurice  Tourneur  Productions 

The   Last   of   the   Mohicans    (Barbara    Bedford- 
All-Star      6,000  1128-20 

Mack  Sennett  Productions 

A  Small  Town  Idol  (Ben  Turpin) 5,000  


For  the  Soul  of  Rafael  (Clara  Kimball  Young). 6, 000  5-30-20 

Keep  to  the  Right   (Edith  Taliaferro) 6,000 

Whispering     Devils     (Conway     Tearle) 6,000 

Mid-Channel    (Clara    Kirrfball    Young) 6.000 

Hush     (Clara     Kimball     Young;) 6,000 


Nov.       7      Behold   My    Wife    (Geo.    Melford    Prod.) 6,556 

7     The    Sins    of    Rosanne    (Ethel    Clayton) 4,862 

14     Always    Audacious    (Wallace    Reid) 5,101 

14     Her  Husband's  Friend   (Enid  Bennett) 4,539 

21       Frisky    Mrs.    Johnson    (  Billie    Burke) 5,536 

21      Burglar    Proof    (Bryant    Washburn) 4,495 

23     Idols   of    Clay    (Mae    Murray) 

23  The   Romantic   Adventuress    (Dorohy    Dalton) .  .4,736 

Dec.      5  Conrad   in    Quest   of   His   Youth    (Thomas 

Meighan)      5,926 

5      Flying    Pat    ( Dorothy    Gish) 4,867 

12     The    Life   of   the    Party    (Roscoe   Arbuckle) 4,944 

12     Heliotrope    (Cosmopolitan    Prod.)     6,367 

19  To  Please  One  Woman   (Lois  Weber  Prod.). .  .6,086 

19     An    Amateur     Devil     (Bryant     Washburn) 4464 

26     The    Testing    Block    (William    S.    Hart) 5972 

26     Silk   Hosiery    (Enid    Bennett)    4556 

Jan.       2     The    Bait    (Maurice    Tourneur    Prod.) 5,289 

9     The    Jucklins     (George     Melford    Prod.) 6,023 

9     The   Charm   School   (Wallace   Reid) 4,743 

16     The    Education    of    Elizabeth    (Billie    Burke) 

16     The  Inside  of  the  Cup  (Cosmopolitan  Prod.) 

23  The    Rookie's    Return    (MacLean-Ince    Prod.) .  .4,123 

23     Midsummer   Madness    (Win.    DeMille    Prod.) 5,908 

30     Paying   the    Piper    (Geo.    Fitzmaurice   Prod.) 

30     The   Frontier   of   the   Stars    (Thos.    Meighan) 

Specials  FOX    FILM    CORP. 

The  Face  at  Your  Window  (Special  Cast) 7,000 

My    Lady's    Dress    (Special    Cast) 7,000 

Over   the   Hill   to   the    Poorhouse 7,000 

A   Connecticut   Yankee  in   King  Arthur'  Court.. 7, 000 

William   Farnum   Series 

The    Scuttlers    6,000 

Drag    Harlan     6,000 

Pearl  White  Series 

The    Thief    6.000  12-5-20 

The    Tiger's    Cub     6,000  10-3-20 

The   Mountain    Woman    6,000  

Tom    Mix   Series 

The     Untamed'    5,000  8  20  20 

The   Texan    6,000  

Prairie    Trails     6,000  12-26-20 

Louise   Lovely 

The   Little   Grey    Mouse 6,000  10-31-20 

Partners    of    Fate    5,000  

William  Russell  Series 

The   Challenge   of  the   Law 5,000  10-17-20 

The   Iron    Rider    5,000  11-28-20 

Shirley  Mason  Series 

Girl  of  My   Heart    ,5,000  12-12-20 

Flame    of    Youth    5,000  12-12-20 

Ching    Toy     5,000 

George  Walsh  Series 

Number     17     5,000  

The     Plunger     5,000  11-7-20 

Dynamite     Allen     5,000 

20th   Century   Brand 

Just    Pals    (Buck    Jones)     5,000  1121-20 

Beware   of    the    Bride    (Eileen    Percy) 5,000  10  21-20 

The    Hangers    (Buck     lories) 5.000  

I  he    I   in. I   ol    i  .i .  .,    i  Eileen    Percj  ) 5,000 

I   ipo    Moons   (Buck   Jones)    5.000  I    !   !1 


Twin    Beds    (Mr.   and    Mrs.   Carter    DeHaven) . .  .5560            11-7-20 
Old   Dad   (Mildred   Harris   Chaplin) 6,000  


12  20 






9-26  20 

10  24-20 

Release  Date                                                                                    Footage  Reviewed 

The    Devil's    Garden    (Lionel    Barrymore) 5,600  10-31-20 

Dangerous     Business     (Constance    Talmadge) ..  .5,118  12-5-20 

Love,   Honor  and   Behave    (Mack   Sennett) 5,000  

Unseen    Forces    (All-Star)     6,000  

Dinty     (Wesley     Barry)      6,000  11-28-20 

The   Truth   About   Husbands    (Bennett    Prod.) .  .6,979  12-19-20 

Habit    (  Louis    Mayer    Special) 

Nineteen    and    Phyllis    (Charles    Ray) 5,744  1-2-21 

The    Great    Adventure    ( Lionel    Barrymore) 

My  Lady's  Latch  Key   (Katherine  MacDonald) 

Parrot    ei    Co.    ( Sydney    Franklin) 

Man,   Woman  and  Marriage    (Holubar-Phillips) 

Sowing  the   Wind   (Anita   Stewart) 

Passion     ( Pola     Negri)      ' 10-10-20 


Nobody's   Girl    (Billie   Rhodes) 5,000  

Bonnie  May    (Bessie   Love)    5.000  

The    Midlanders    (Bessie    Love)     5,000  


Fall    of    a    Saint '. 6,000  

Out    of    the    Darkness 6.000  

Infatuation   of   Youth    6,000  

The    Edge    of    Youth    6,000  

Branded      6,000  

The    Thinker     6,000  

In   the   Clutches  of   the   Hindoo    (Serial) 


What   Happened   to    Rosa    (Mabel    Normand) ..  .4,148  

The   Branding  Iron    (All-Star   Cast) 6,569  11-14-20 

His   Own    Law    5,947  

The    Penalty     (Lon    Chaney) 6,730  11-21-20 

The   Song  of   the   Soul    (Vivian    Martin) 5,300  10-17-20 

The    Great    Lover    6,000  12-5-20 

Girl   With  a  Jazz    Heart    (Madge  Kennedy)    3,966  1-2-21 

Godless     Men      6,367  

Jusl    Out    of   College    (Jack    Pickford) 4,779 

Roads    of    Destinv    (Pauline    Frederick) 

The   Highest    Bidder    (Madge    Kennedy) 4,960 

Prisoners  of  Love   (  Betty   Compson) 

The    Concert     

Guile    of    Women    

Runty    Pulls    the    Strings    6,255  

Hold   Your   Horses    *. 4,610  

A    Voice    in    the    Dark 4,255 

D.    W.    GRIFFITH,    INC. 

Way    Down    East    12.000  9-12-20 

W.    W.    HODKINSON    CORP. 
Distributing  through  Pathe) 

J.    L.    Frothingham   Prod. 

The    Broken   Gate   (Bessie    Barriscale)    6,300  12-26-20 

J.   Parker   Read,  Jr..    Prod. 

The    Brute    Master    (Hobart    Bosworth) 5,600  11-28-20 

Love    (Louise   Glaum)     6.200  12-5-20 

Robert   Brunton   Productions 

The    Coast    of    Opportunity    (Kerrigan) 6,000'  12-19.-20 

Benj.   B.  Hampton  and  Eltinge   F.   Warner   Prod. 

The  Dwelling  Place  of  Light 6,000  9-12-20 

The   U.    P.    Trail 6,500  11-7-20 

National   Film   Corp. 

The    Kentucky   Colonel    ( (oseph    Dowling) 6,000  9-19-20 

Irvin   V.   Willat   Prod. 

Down     Home     7,000  10  24-20 

Dial    Film    Co. 

The    Tiger's    Coat    (Myrtle    Stedman) 

Hugo    Ballin   Prod. 

Pagan   Love   5,800  12-26-20 


Nov.       1      The   Fatal    Hour    (All-Star) 6,000  10-31-20 

8     Are  All   Men  Alike?    (May  Allison) 6,000  10-31-20 

15      Someone    in    the    House    (All-Star) 6.000  11-7-20 

20      Polly   With   a    Past    (Ina    Claire) 6.000  12-12-20 

Dee.    13     Hearts    Are    Trumps    (All-Star) 6,000  12-12-20 

20  The    Misleading    Lady    (Bert    Lytell) 6,000  12-19-20 

27  "Cinderella's    Twin    (Viola    Dana) 6,000  

Tan.       3      Lure   of   Youth    (All-Star)    ■ 

10      The    Marriage   of   William    Ashe    (May    Allison) ■ 

17     Coincidence    (All  Star!    

24     The  Off-Shore   Pirate  (Viola   Dana) ■ : — 

S.   L.   Productions 

Love,    Honor   and    Obey 5,000  9-5-20 

Nazimova  Productions 

Madame    Peacock    5,000  10-10-20 

Dec.       6     Billions      6.000  12-5-20 

C.   E.    Shurtleff   Prod. 

Nov.  22     The    Star    Rover    (All-Star) 6,000  11-14-20 


Nov.     7     A    Beggar    in    Purple    (Edgar    Lewis) 6^000  11-7-20 

21  Her    Unwilling    Husband     (Blanche    Sweet) 5,000  11-21-20 

28  The    Devil    to    Pay    (Fritzi    Brunette-Roy 

Stewart)      6,000  12-5-20 

Dec.       5      Dice    of    Destiny     (H.    B.    Warner) 5,000  12-5-20 

19      Empire    of    Diamonds    (Perret    Prod.) 6,000  12-19-20 

26      Rogues  and   Romance    (Seitz  Caprice)    6,000  2-1-21 

Ian.       2      The    Girl    Montana    (Blanche    Sweet)     5,000  2-1-21 

Jan.      16      When    We    Were    Twenty-One    (II.    B.    Warner) .  5,000 

23     The   Sage    Hen    (Edgar    Lewis    Prod.) 6.000  ; — 

30     The    Killer    (Federal    Photoplays) 6,000 

Feb        6     The  Devil    (Asso.   Exhib.) 6,000 

Sunday,  January  9,  1921 




Charm  of  Star  and  Unusual  Theme  Puts  This  Over 

Elaine  Hammerstein  in 


Selznick — Select 

DIRECTOR   George  Archainbaud 

AUTHOR   John  Lynch 

SCENARIO  BY Edwin  Montague 

CAMERAMAN   Not  credited 

AS    A    WHOLE Interesting    story    of    married 

life.     Well  directed,  well  acted,  and  carries  a 

STORY Makes  good  screen  material,  with  role 

well  suited  to  the  star 
DIRECTION Has  handled  characters  skilfully, 

making  good  contrasts 



CAMERA  WORK All  right 

STAR Looks  attractive  and  is  well  suited  to  the 

part.     Lacks  emotion  in  some  scenes  demand- 
ing it 
SUPPORT Frank  Currier  combines  humor  and 

pathos  effectively.     Rest  adequate 

EXTERIORS Few  of  them 

INTERIORS Very  good 

DETAIL    Nothing  wrong 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Wife's  struggle  to 

keep  her  pleasure  seeking  husband,  and  to  rec- 
oncile his  father  to  their  marriage 


With  a  story  away  from  the  general  run  of  themes 
selected  for  pictures,  and  one  which  lends  itself  par- 
ticularly well  to  picturization,  "Pleasure  Seekers" 
offers  interesting  and  thoroughly  high  class  screen  en- 
tertainment. It  isn't  great  or  a  particularly  note- 
worthy production,  but  it  holds  the  interest  all  the 
way,  and  the  work  of  the  star  and  her  support  is  well 
and  pleasingly  done. 

The  outstanding  impressions  of  Elaine  Hammer- 
stein's  performance  are  sincerity  and  refinement,  and 

she  plays  the  part  with  an  air  of  both  that  will  charm 
almost  any  audience.  There  was  an  absence  of  great 
emotion  when  it  was  naturally  expected. 

The  direction  has  had  a  big  hand  in  bringing  out 
and  developing  the  characters,  and  in  keeping  interest 
unflagging  until  the  finish.  The  introduction  of  a  new 
angle  to  the  plot  after  it  is  presumably  being  wound 
up,  has  been  skilfully  dene  so  that  it  comes  as  a  pleas- 
ant surprise. 

Frank  Currier  gives  a  particularly  entertaining  per- 
formance.    The  whole  cast  is  competent,  however. 

Craig  Winchell  is  threatened  with  disownment  by 
his  wealthy  father,  unless  he  gives  up  his  wild  ways, 
and  particularly  Mrs.  Clara  Marshall,  a  divorcee  with 
rather  a  tarnished  reputation.  Craig,  determining  to 
try  and  follow  his  father's  wishes,  leaves  for  a  long 
motor  trip.  His  car  breaks  down  before  the  home  of 
Rev.  Richard  Snqwden  in  a  small  town.  There  he 
meets  Snowden's  secretary,  Mary  Murdock  (Elaine 
Hammerstein),  and  falls  in  love  with  her. 

The  death  of  Snowden  permits  Mary  to  leave,  and 
she  and  Craig  are  married.  Craig  brings  his  bride 
hack  to  his  father,  but  John  Winchell  refuses  to  see 
her,  imagining  the  type  of  wife  Craig  has  chosen.  To 
win  over  Craig's .  father,  Mary  secures  a  position  as 
his  secretary,  and  completely  captivates  him,  so  that 
when  lie  discovers  she  is  Craig's  wife  he  is  overjoyed. 

It  is  then  that  Craig  accidentlv  again  meets  Mrs. 
Marshall.  The  lure  of  the  old  gay  life  is  too  great  and 
lie  promises  to  attend  her  party  the  next  night. 

Mary  learns  of  the  party,  and  that  her  husband  has 
lied  to  her,  and  when  John  Winchell  threatens  to  drag 
his  son  away,  Mary  says  that  it  is  her  place  to  get  him. 

Dressed  in  the  finest  gown  that  John  Winchell  can 
buy,  Mary' goes  to  the  home  of  Clara  Marshall,  and 
when  Craig  compares  the  two  women  face  to  face,  his 
remorse  is  sincere  as  he  appreciates  the  true  value  of 
the  wife  he  has  deceived. 

Use  the  Star's  Name  and  Promise  An  Unusual  Story 

Box   Office   Analysis   for   the   Exhibitor 

Elaine    Hammerstein's    name    will    be    one    of   your      self  to  talk  about  the  star.    Tell  them  that  in  "Pleasure 

best  points  of  exploitation  for  this,  and  you  can 
promise  a  mights'  pleasing  performance  by  the  star. 
Win  will  be  justified  in  say>ug  that  her  work  in  this 
is  fully  equal  to  anything  she  has  done.  If  her  pop- 
ularity is  established  with  your  patrons,  this  will  prol 

Seekers"  the}-  will  see  a  picture  with  an  unusual  theme. 
Play  up  the  fact  oi  its  difference  from  the  average  pic 
ture  plot.     In  the  title  you  have  suggestions  for  a  com 
parison   of  a   riotous  wild   life  with   the  right   kind   in 
advertising  and  displays.     You  need  not  be  afraid  to 

ably  be  almost  sufficient,  but  you  need  not  limit  your-      make  promises  of  entertainment. 

Release  Date 

Footage     Reviewed       Release  Date 

Footage     Reviewed 


Thoughtless   Women    (Alma    Rubens)    6,000  11-21-20 

Place  of  Honeymoons  (Emily  Stevens) 6,000  

Where  Is  My  Husband  (Jose  Collins) 6,000  

What   Women    Want    ^ouise   Huff) 5,000  

Finders  Keepers   (Violet  Mersereau) 5,000  

Midnight    Gambols    (Marie    Doro) 6,000  6-27-20 

Bubbles    (Mary   Anderson)    5,000  

The  Inner  Voice   (E.   K.   Lincoln) 6,000  

His   Brother's   Keeper    (Martha   Mansfield) 6,000  

A  Moment's  Madness  (Marguerite  Namara)  ...  .6,000  

Out  of  the  Depths  (Violet  Mersereau) 5,0000  

Empty  Arms   (Gail   Kane) 5,000  

Idle  Hands    (Gail   Kane)    5,000  

A  Good  Woman   (Gail  Kane) 5,000  


The    Stealers    (Cabanne)     7,700  9-26-20 

So  Long  Letty  (Christie)    6,000  11-14-20 

A  Slave  of  Vanity   (Pauline  Frederick) 5,300  11-28-20 

Kismet    (Otis    Skinner)    8,000  10-31-20 

"813"    (Arsene   Lupin)    6,100  ■ 

The  Little  'Fraid  Lady   (Mae  Marsh) 6,000  


Special  Features  

The   Deep    Purple    (Walsh)    " 7,000  516-20 

The  Law  of  the  Yukon   (Miller) 6,000  9-19-20 

The   Soul   of   Youth    (Taylor) 6,000  8-22-20 

The   Furnace    (Wm.    D.    Taylor    Prod.) 6,882  11-28-20 

Star   Productions 

Sweet   Lavender    (Mary    Miles   Minter) 5,000  10-10-20 

Food  for   Scandal   (Wanda  Hawley) 5,000  10-31-20 

You  Never  Can  Tell   (Bebe   Daniels) 5,000  10-10-20 

Nov              Her   Beloved   Villain    (Wanda   Hawley) 4,646  1-2-21 

Eyes  of  the  Heart   (Mary   Miles   Minter) 5,000  11-7-20 

The    New    York    Idea    (Alice    Brady) 6,181  12-12-20 

Blackbirds    (Justine   Johnstone)     4,979  ,12-12-20 

Oh    Lady.   Lady    (Bebe   Daniels) 4,212  12-26-20 


Selznick  Pictures  (Distributed  by  Select  Exchanges) 

Red  Foam   (Ralph  Ince  Special) 5,000  

The   Daughter   Pays    (Elaine   Hammerstein) 5,000  11-28-20 

Everybody's   Sweetheart    (Olive   Thomas) 5,000  10-24-20 

The  Sin  That  Was  His   (Wm.  Faversham)    ...6,000  12-12-20 

Broadway  and  Home   (Eugene  O'Brien)    5,800  12-26-20 

You   Can't   Kill  Love    (Ail-Star) 5,500  

Pleasure    Seekers    (Elaine   Hammerstein) 5,500  

Select  Pictures   (Distributed  by  Select  Exchanges) 

Just  Outside  the  Door   (Edith  Hallor) 5,000  8-30  20 

Seeds  of  Vengeance   (Bernard  Dunning) 5,000  1J-14-20 

The  Valley  of   Doubt   (Special   Cast) 5,000  

National  Pictures   (Distributed  through  Select  Exchanges) 

Out  of  the  Snows   (Ralph   Ince) 5,000  11-14-20 

The    Palace    of    Darkened    Windows     (Special 

Cast     5,000  12-12-20 

Who  Am  I?  (Special  Cast) 5,000  

The  Road  to  Ambition   (Conway  Tearle) 5,500 

The  Chicken  in   the   Case    (Owen   Moore) 5,500  — — 

The  Highest  Law  (Ralph  Ince  Prod.) 5,500  


Jan.              Squandered     Lives     12-19-20 

The  Hundredth   Chance    1-2-21 

»     Mr.   Wu    4,650  12-26-20 

The  Lure  of  Crooning  Water 


May    23     Romance   (Doris  Keane)    7,000  5-23  10 

Tune    13     The    Mollycoddle    (Douglas    Fairbanks) 6,000  6-20-20 

June    27     Suds    (Mary    Pickford)     5,000  7-4-20 

Sept.     5     The   Love   Flower    (Griffith   Prod.) 6,000  8-29-20 

Dec.      5     The   Mark   of   Zorro    (Douglas   Fairbanks) 7,500  12-5-20 

The   Love   Light    (Mary    Pickford) 8,000  


Jewel  Features 

Under   Crimson  Skies   (Elmo   Lincoln) 6,000  6-6-20 

Breath   of   the   Gods    (Tsuru  Aoki) 6,000  8-1-20 

Once  to  Every  Woman  (Dorothy  Phillips) 6,000  8-29-20 

Universal   Features 

West   is  West    (Harry   Carey) 5,000  11-28-20 

Honor    Bound    (Frank    Mayo)    5,000  11-7-20 

Risky     Business     (Gladys    Walton) 5,000  11-28-20 

Beautifully    Trimmed    (Carmel    Myers)    5,000  12-12-20 

White    Youth    (Edith    Roberts) 5,000  12-19-20 

Two    Kin, Is  of  Love   4,698  12-26-20 

Hearts  Up   (Harry   Carey)    5,000  1-2-21 

The  Torrent    (  Eva  Novak)    5.000  1-2-21 

Tiger  True    (Frank    Mayo)    5,000  1-2-21 

A     Shocking     N'ight    (Lyons-Moran) 5.000  

( Cinderella  Jane  ( Carmel  Myers) 5,000  

Society    Secrets     (Eva    Novak)     5.000  

Colorado    (Frank    Mayo)    5,000  

The  Millionaire  Kid  (Gladys  Walton) 5,000  


Alice  Joyce 

The    Prey     6,000  10-10-20 

The   Vice   of   Fools 5,000  11-14-20 

Cousin     Kate     5,000 

Earle  Williams 

The  Purple  Cipher   5,000  

The    Romance    Promoters    5,000  • 

Diamonds     Adrift     5,000  

Corinne  Griffith 

The    Broadway  Bubble    5,000  11-21-20 

It    Isn't    Being  Done    This    Season 5,000  

Harry  T.  Morey 

The   Sea   Rider  5,000  5-30-20 

The     Gauntlet  5,000  7-25-20 

Super  Features 

Trumpet    Island    (Tom    Terriss) 7,000  10-17-20 

Dead   Men  Tell   No   Tales    (Tom   Terriss) 7,000  12-19-20 

Black    Beauty    (Jean    Paige) 

Alice  Calhoun  Prod. 

Princess    Jones     5,000  

Antonio   Moreno   Prod. 

Three     Sevens     5,000  


Girls  Don't  Gamble   (D.   N.   Schwab) 5,000  9-5-20 

Love's   Battle    (Climax   Film)    5,000        '  9-12-20 

Headin'   Home    (Yankee    Photoplay) 5,000  9-26-20 

Honeymoon    Ranch    (Bert    Lubin) 5,000  10-24-20 

Uncle  Sam  of  Freedom  Ridge   (Harry  Levey) .  .7,000  10-3-20 

Voices    (Victor    Kremer)    6,000  10-3-20 

The  Victim  (C.  B.  C.  Film  Sales  Corp.) 6,000  

The  Good  Bad  Wife  (Vera  McCord  Prod.) 5,000 

The   Woman   Untamed    (Pyramid)    5,000 

Fabiola    (H.    B.    Marinelli)    5,000 

The   Unfortunate   Sex    (Frank    Gersten) 5,000 

Youth's    Desire     (Forward     Film) 5,000 

It  Might  Happn  to  You   (S.   &  E_  Ent.) 5,000 

Smiling  All  (he   Way   (D.   N.   Schwab) 5,000 

Dangerous  Love  (C.  B.  C.  Film  Sales  Corp.) .  .6,000 

Isobel    (Geo.    H.    Davis) 6,000 

The  Price  of  Silence   (Sunrise  Pictures).' 

When  Dawn   Came   (Producers   Security 5,900 

Love's    Plaything     (Radin)     5,000 

Skinning    Skinners    (Radin)     5,000  

The  Price  of  Silence   (Peggy  Hyland) 6,000  1-2-21 



December   Releases 

Dabbling    in    Art    (Mack    Sennett) 

Bungalow    Troubles    (Mack    Sennett)     

Fatty   at   Coney   Island    (Arbuckle) 

Paramount   Magazine 

Four   more   issues,   one   each   week Each 

Burton   Holmes  Travel  Pictures 

In     Finisterre     

Malayan   Motor   Roads    

The    Snowbound    Pyrennees     

Quaint    Kuala    Lumpur    

Post  Nature  Pictures 

Indian     Summer      

Burlingham  Adventure   Pictures 

The    Jungfrau    Railway     

Paramount-Arbuckle   Comedy 

J  an.     16     A    Country    Hero    

Paramount-Mack  Sennett  Comedies 

Jan.       9     Dabbling    in    Art     

23      Bungalow    Troubles     

Paramount-Burton   Holmes   Travel   Pictures 





Jan.       2      Bordeaux    to    Lourdes     

9     Catching    Up    in    Canton     

16      Beautiful     Bermuda     

23      Old    Malacca     

30     Under    Cuban    Skies    : 

Paramount    Magazine 

Jan.      2     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon    by    Moser 

9     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon    by    Bailey... 

16     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon    by    Hurd 

23     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon   by    Sullivan.., 

30     20th    Century    Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon    by    Moser.... 
Paramount-Post   Nature   Picture 

Jan.       9     Victory    Mountain    

Paramount-Burlingham  Adventure   Picture 

Jan.    23     Wildest     Wales 


Century  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  A  Blue  Ribbon  Mut.  A.  Lyin,  Tamer,  Twin 
Crooks,   A    Fishy   Story,    Hot   Dog,    Laughing   Gas,   Tails   Win. 

Red  Rider  Series  (Leonard  Chapham)  (2  reels)  :  A  Son  of  the  North,  The 
Girl  and  the  Law,  Big  Stakes.  When  th  Devil  Laughed,  The 
Forest  Runners,  The  Timber  Wolf. 

Star  Comdies  (Lyons-Moran)  (1  reel):  Over  the  Garden  Wall,  Mops  and 
Hops,  My  Lady's  Ankle,  Hearts  and  Clubs,  Maid's  A-Courting, 
Romeo  and  Juliet,  Shapes  and  Scrapes,  A  Movie  Bug,  For- 
bidden  Brew. 

mmmmmmsmnn    in       i 
Sunday,  January  9,  1921 




S  tory  Hasn't  Much  Life,  But  Is  Well  Told  and  Given  Good  Production 

Cosmopolitan  Prod. — Paramount 

DIRECTOR Robert  Vignola 

AUTHOR    Samuel  Merwin 

SCENARIO  BY George  Dubois  Proctor 

CAMERAMAN   .  . . .. Al  Ligouri 

AS    A    WHOLE Stars    off    well    enough,   loses 

strength  gradually  until  the  end 

STORY Rather  a  dull  atmosphere   for  picture 

vehicle;  some  bright  spots  needed  to  liven  it  up 

DIRECTION Handled    the    material    on    hand 

well  enough  but  with  ingenuity  might  have  put 
some  life  in  it 




PLAYERS Matt    Moore    hardly    recognizable; 

all  fullfill  requirements 

EXTERIORS  All  right 

INTERIORS  Adequate 

DETAIL Well  taken  care  of 

CHARACTER    OF    STORY Man    forced    into 

assumed    name    through    unfortunate    circum- 
stances is  nearly  cheated  of  his   second   start 
in  life 

"The  Passionate  Pilgrim"  promises  much  more  than 
it  reveals.  The  early  reels  are  very  good  and  the 
flash  backs  very  well  handled,  but  after  the  hero's 
past  life  has  been  told  and  his  present  circumstances 
explained  interest  gradually  fades  and  the  end  might 
have  been  reached  at  most  any  time.  The  trouble 
with  the  story  is  that  it's  dull.  There  is  no  life  in- 
jected to  relieve  the  listless  sort  of  atmosphere  that 

Director  Vignola  has  handled  the  material  given  to 
him  tu  work  with  satisfactorly  enough,  but  he  might 
have  used  some  of  his  own  inventive  power  to  brighten 
up  a  lifeless  scenario.  He  has  done  well  with  the  play- 
ers, and  his  attention  to  detail  is  noticeably  fine.  Then 
too,  his  management  of  the  first  reels  is  splendid.  The 
manner  in  which  he  makes  known  the  past  life  of  the 
hero  is  unusually  effective  and  it's  to  be  regretted  that 
that  part  of  the  hero's  life  which  follows  isn't  of  the 
same  interest. 

Matt  Moore  is  hardly  recognizable  in  his  specs  and 
trick  haircomb.  He  is  'The  Passionate  Pilgrim.' 
Charles  Gerard  is  a  good  villain,  while  Ruby  De  Remer 
is  the  crippled  heroine  who  finds  she  can  walk  after 
the  hero  has  kissed  her.  Claire  Whitney  hasn't  much 
to  do  as  her  sister.  Frankie  Mann  is  a  sob-sister 
newspaper  reporter  who  wears  mannish  clothes. 

Stafford  is  put  on  the  staff  of  the  News  but  it  isn't 
long  before  Margie  Daw,  a  sob-writer,  discovers  who 
he  really  is.  She  goes  back  through  files  and  finds 
that  he  is  really  Henry  Calverly,  the  husband  of  Cecily 
Calverly,  whose  mother  had  been  accused  of  murder. 

And  now  Calverly  was  beginning  life  anew  under 
the  name  of  Stafford.  Through  an  article  written  by 
him  he  exposed  the  city's  mayor  and  his  graft  thereby 
losing  his  job.  But  through  Margie's  kindness  he  was 
given  a  position  writing  a  biography  of  the  late  Mr. 
Cantey,  whose  crippled  daughter  Miriam  personally 
managed  the  estate  despite  the  interference  of  a  trust 
which  her  father  had  created. 

Stafford  had  a  three-fold  job  on  his  hands  be- 
fore long — loving  Miriam,  protecting  her  from  the 
trust  and  writing  her  father's  biography.  And 
Miriam  loved  Stafford.  She  even  began  to  walk  after 
he  kissed  her.  Eventually  all  comes  out  right  and  they 
are  happy. 

Use  the  Author's  Name  and  Play  Up  With  Catch-lines 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

Samuel  Merwin's  story  was  considered  a  "best  sel- 
ler," so  you  have  something  to  work  on  in  the  title. 
Among  the  members  of  the  cast  you  can  use  the  names 
of  Matt  Moore,  Ruby  de  Remer,  Charles  Gerard  and 
Claire  Whitney.  Despite  the  rather  dull  atmosphere 
of  the  story  there  will  be  those  who  will  be  well  sat- 
isfied with  it  because  at  a  ay  rate  it  is  well  told. 

Announce  it  as  a  Cosmopolitan  production  and  use 
Robert  Vignola's  name.    Those  who  saw  his  produc- 

tions "More  Deadly  Than  the  Male"  and  "The  World 
and  his  Wife,"  may  be  interested  in  seeing  "The  Pas- 
sionate Pilgrim."  Catchlines  should  be  effective  in 
connection  with  advance  announcement.  You  could 
say  :  "If  you  had  faced  notoriety  and  finally  imprison- 
ment though  you  were  innocent,  and  then  seemed  to 
be  blocked  in  every  effort  to  live  down  the  past,  would 
you  give  up  or  fight  it  through?  See  'The  Passionate 
Pilgrim'  for  the  answer." 

Release  Date 

Westrn  and  Railroad  Dramas  (2  reels)  :  In  Wrong  Wright,  Cinders, 
Double  Danger,  The  Two-Fisted  Lover,  Tipped  Off,  Supersti- 
tion, The   Brand   Plotter,   The   Smiler. 

International  News :     Issued  every  Tuesday  and  Saturday. 

Serials:  The  Flaming  Disk  (18  episodes);  The  Vanishing  Dagger  (18 
episodes)  ;  The  Dragon's  Net  (15  episodes)  ;  King  of  the  Circus 
(Eddie  Polo). 


Dec.    19     The  Foe  Unmasked    (No.    10  The   Phantom   Foe) 2 

The  Hand  From  Behind  the  Door  (No.  3  Velvet  Fingers)..  2 

Park    Your    Car    (Harry    Pollard) 1 

Dec.    26     Through   Prison   Walls    (No.    11    Phantom   Foe) 2 

The  Man  in  the   Blue  Spectacles   (No.  4  Velvet  Fingers)...  2 

Number    Please    (Harold    Lloyd) 2 

The  Sleepy  Head   (Vanity  Fair  Girls) 1 

Jan.      2     Behind  the  Veil  (No.  12  Phantom  Foe) 2 

The   Deserted    Pavilion    (No.    5    Velvet   Fingers) 2 

Jan.      9     The  Attack  at  the  Inn   (No.    13   Phantom   Foe) 2 

Unmasked   (No.   6  Velvet  Fingers)    2 

The    Morning    After    (Harry    Pollard) 2 

Jan.     16     Confession    (No.    14    Phantom    Foe) 2 

House  of  a  Thousand  Veils    (No.   7   Velvet   Fingers) 2 

Jan.    23     Retribution    (No.    IS    Phantom   Foe) 2 

Aiming    Straight    (No.    8    Velvet   Fingers) 2 

On  the  Trail  of  Fate   (No.   1   Double  Adventure) 2 

Jan.    30     The   Broken   Necklace   (No.   9   Velvet   Fingers) 2 

The  Harbor  Bandits  (No.  2  Double  Adventure) 2 

Lochinvar  o'  the  Line   (Edgar  Jones   Prod.) 2 

Feb.      6     Shots  in  the  Dark  (No.  10  Velvet  Fingers) 2 

Hearts  of  Stone  (No.  3  Double  Adventure) 2 

The  Impostor   (Tom   Santschi)    2 

Pathe  News  and  Topics  of  the  Day:     Once  a  week. 


A  Rare  Bird   (Monte  Banks) 2 

His   Naughty   Night   (Banks)    2 

Nearly    Married    ( Banks)     2 

A    Bedroom    Scandal    ( Bankg)    2 

Ford  Educational  Weekly  (1  reel)  :  Air'istocracy,  Having  a  Circus,  Start- 
ing Life,  Showing  Young  Life,  In  the  Glory  of  the  Past,  Be- 
tween Friends,  For  the  Future,  The  Way  of  the  West,  Timber- 
lust,  What  the  Ocean  Hides,  Nassau  (Bahama  Islands),  In  Ari- 
zona, Number  Please  (Telephone),  Hurry  Slowly  (Safety),  A 
Fairyland,  The   Message,   Democracy  in   Education. 


Facts  and  Follies  Series  (1  reel)  :  Babes  in  Bearskin,  Call  Me  Daddy, 
Down  Beside  the  Seaside,  Knockout  Maggie,  Professor  Was 
Right,  Running  Romeos,  Two's   Company,   Young  Ideas. 

Luke   McLuke's   Film-Osophy   (}4   reel). 

The  Sonny  Series  (2  reels). 


Edgar  Comdies  (2  reels)  :  Edgar  Camps  Out,  Edgar's  Jonah  Day,  Ed- 
gar's Sunday  Courtship,  Edgar  Takes  the  Cake,  Edgar  the  Ex- 
plorer,  Get-Rich-Quick   Edgar,   Edgar's   Little   Saw. 

Goldwyn-Bray  Pictographs  (1  reel):  The  Island  of  the  Mist,  Through  the 
Earth,  What  Is  Your  Body  Worth?,  A  Paradise  for  Birds,  Ven- 
ice of  the  Orient,  Action  of  the  Human  Heart,  The  Riveter, 
The  Human  Voice. 

Goldwyn-Bray  Comics  (1  reel):  Judge  Rummy  in  Shedding  a  Profiteer 
(Lampoons)  ;  Lampoons:  Happy  Hooligan  in  Apollo,  Cupid's 
Advice,  Happy  Hooldini,  Judge  Rummy  in  The  Prize  Dance, 
Judge  Rummy  in  The  Sponge  Man,  Shenanigan  Kids  in  Hunt- 
ing  Big  Game. 

Capitol  Comedies  (2  reels,  distributed  by  Goldwyn) :  In  and  Out,  Knock- 
ing 'Em  Cold,  Hearts  and  Hammers,  Artistic  Enemies,  Fingers 
and  Pockets,  Love  on  Rollers,  At  It  Again,  Professional  Ethics, 
When  Martin  Gits  Here,  Ged  Ap  Napoleon. 


A  Burlesque  on  Carmen   (Charles  Chaplin)    3 

The  Champion   (Charles  Chaplin)    2 

Work   (Charles  Chaplin)    2 

By   the  Sea    (Charles  Chaplin)    2 


Billy   Franey    Comedies    (1    reel) :     Fixing   Lizzie,    Getting   His    Goat,    Dry 

Texas  Guinan  Comedies   (1   reel)  :     The  Whit  Squaw,  A   Moonshine   Feud, 

Girl  of  the  Rancho,  The   Desert  Vulture. 
Alice  Howells  Comedies  (2  reels)  :     Squirrel  Time,  Convict's  Happy  Bride, 

Good  Night  Nurse,  Lunatics  and  Politics. 
Milburn-Moranti  Comedies  (2  reels)  :     Jealousy,  Lazy  Lem,  Double  Trouble. 
Napoleon  &    Sally  Comedies    (1   reel)  :     Their   First  Flivver,   The   Deserter, 

Dreamy    Chinatown,    Perils   of   the    Beach. 

Matty  Roubert   (2  reels)  :     Circus  Days,  She's  a  Vamp. 

Gale  Henry  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  The  Champeon,  The  Movies,  Help,  Heir- 

Royal  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  Where  Are  Your  Husbands,  When  the  Cat's 


Chestr  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  Four  Times  Foiled,  An  Overall  Hero,  The 
Big  Show,  A  Trayfull  of  Trouble,  The  One  Best  Bet,  You'd  Be 


Mermaid  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  A  Fresh  Start,  Duck  Inn,  Dynamite,  Non- 
sense, The  Simp,  April  Fool,  High  and  Dry. 

Torchy  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  Torchy,  Torchy  Comes  Through,  Torchy  in 
High,  Torchy's  Millions,  Torchy  Turns  Cupid,  Torchy 's  Double 

Release  Date 

Christie  Comedies  (2  reels)  :  Kiss  Me  Caroline,  A  Seaside  Siren,  Out  for 
the  Night,  Seven  Bald  Pates,  Don't  Blame  the  Stork,  Striking 
Models,  A  Homespun  Hero,  Shuffle  the  Queens,  Going  Through 
the  Rye,  Mr.  Fatima,  Wedding  Blues,  Back  from  the  Front, 
Dining  Room,   Kitchen  and  Sink. 

Specials  (1  reel)  :  Modern  Centaurs,  Valley  of  10,000  Smokes,  Babe  Ruth 
— How  He  Knocks  His  Home  Runs,  The  Race  of  the  Age 
(Man  o'   War — 2  reels),  Art  of   Diving   (Annette   Kellerman). 

Bruce  Scenics  (1  reel)  :  Hope  of  Adventure,  The  Great  Mirror,  The  Log 
of  Laviajera,  The  Song  of  the  Paddle,  Wanderlust,  Solitude, 
The  Castaway,  By  Schooner  to  Skagway,  Tropical  Nights,  The 
Banana  SSpecial,  The  Explorers,  The  Isle  of  Desire,.  The  Busi- 
ness of  Camping. 

Chester  Outings  (1  reel)  :  Pigs  and  Kava,  Wanted — An  Elevator,  Dreams 
Come  True,  Adam  and  Eve  in  the  Andes,  Bear  With  Us,  Pyr- 
ennees  and  Wooden  Legs,  One  Drop  Was  Enough,  Old  Bud- 
dha's Maze,  Some  More  Samoa,  Wooly  Bits  and  Monkey  Hits, 
The  Tamer  the  Wilder,  The  Trail  to  Wedon'tcarewhere,  Too 
Much  Overhead,  Seven  League  Booters,  Balling  the  Junk,  Col- 
lector of  Craniums,  Pipe  the  Penguin,  Mad  Hatters,  Lovely 
Maoriland,  Frozen  Thunder,  Ignazu  the  Exquisite,  Getting  a 
Polish,  Swat  the  Landlord,  There  is  No  Santa  Claus,  Rookeries 
and    Squawkeries,    Crowning    King    Blizzard,    Frivolous    Fijis. 

Screenics  (1  reel)  :  Troubadours  of  the  Sky,  Forbidden  Fames,  Horseshoe 
Bridal  Veil,  Foam  Fantasies,  Great  American  Yawn — Getting 
His  Angora,  Chosen  Waters — South  Sea  Naiads,  They  All 
Turned  Turtle — Family  Trees,  Through  Winding  Walls — 
Climbing  Cataracts,  Mules  and  Gobtalk,  Sea  Planets — Apart- 
ments For  Rent,  Fine  Feathers — They  Forgot  the  Town,  Out 
of  the  Past,  Then  Company   Came,   No  Hope  or  the  Drys. 


Herbert    Kaufman    Editorials 

A    Good   Fellow    1 

Content     ' 

Pity   the   Poor    1 

Society     Bad-Man     1 

Dictionary  of   Success   1 

A    Certain    Rich    Man 1 

The    Battler    and    the    Bottler 1 

Who   Threw   the   Brick 1 

Johnnie     1 

Little  Red  Riding  Hood 1 


Branded  Four  (Ben  Wilson  and  Neva  Gerber),  15 

episodes     Each  2 

Prizma  Pictures 

Death,   Where    Is   Thy    Sting 1 

Selznick  News 

Twice   each   week    1 


One  each   week    1 


September,    October  and   November 

Sunshine   Comedies 

Chase     Me     

An    Elephant's    Nightmare     

Hold    Me   Tight    

His    Noisy    Still    

Pretty    Lady     

Clyde  Cook  Comedies 

Kiss    Me    Quick    

The     Huntsman      

Mutt  and  Jeff  Comedies 

The    Merry    Cafe    

The   Tailor    Shop    

The    Brave    Toreador    

The    Politicians    

High    Cost   of    Living 

League  of  Nations   

Flap    Jacks     

A    Rope    Romance    

Farm    Efficiency    


The    Medicine    Man     

Fox   News   (twice  a  week) 
Serial:      Bride   13,    15   episodes 



Weakly    Indigestion,    issues    1    to    5 Each        1 

Zip    Comedies 


In   the    Soup    (Chris   Rub) 

Old  Dials  for  New  (Florence  Turner)... 
Thirty  Minutes  in  Havana  (Chris  Rub). 
Stenographers  First  (Florence  Turner)  . 
Hot  Tamale   (Chris   Rub)    

My    Lady    Rose    (Violet    Mersereau) . . . . 
The    Fair    Fakir    (Violet    Mersereau)... 

The    Grouch     (Francis    Ford)     

The    Lonely    Heart    (Violet    Mersereau) . 
An    Orphan    (Ruth   Stonehouse)    

S.    &    E.    ENTERPRISES 

December  Comedies 

Cowboy    Jazz 


Screen   Snapshots 

Nov.  30     No.     14     

Dec,      1     No.     15     

28     No.    16    

Hallroom    Boys   Comdies 
Nov.   15     Hired   and    Fired 
Dec.      1     A  Close  Shave   .  . 

15     This   is   the   Life. 


Some  Short  Reels 

"Heide  Of  The  Alps— Prizma 

Type  of  productionl Colored  scenic  and  Child's  story 

Prizma  presents  little  Madge  Evans  in  a  beautifully  colored 
portrayal  of  the  old  time  children's  story  of  "Heide."  They 
advertise  the  production  as  the  first  story  ever  presented  on 
the  screen  in  colors.  From  an  artistic  standpoint,  this  picture 
is  a  splendid  number.  The  coloring  is  fine,  and  the  locale  in 
which  the  scenes  were  made  offers  some  great  mountain  views. 
The  story  is  widely  known,  and  while  it  is  a  very  simple  one 
of  a  child,  there  is  a  big  thought  behind  it,  and  presented  in 
so  artistic  a  manner,  it  makes  a  unique,  and  interesting  offering. 
The  scenario  is  by  Catherine  Carr,  from  the  story  by  Johanna 
Sypri.  It  is  the  tale  of  a  little  Alpine  girl,  who,  becoming  a 
burden  to  her  aunt,  is  taken  to  the  Aim  Uncle,  who  is  her 
grandfather,  to  live.  There  develops  a  childhood  romance 
with  Peter  the  shepherd  boy.  The  main  thought  of  the  piece 
is  her  successful  cure  of  a  crippled  girl,  her  friend  by  pure 
faith.  The  unusualness  and  the  beauty  of  the  picture  will  make 
it  an  attractive  feature,  particularly  to  high  class  patronage. 
It  was  directed  by  Frederick  A.  Thompson. 

"Fantomas"— Fox 
Type  of  production Serial 

A  number  of  detective  stories  by  two  French  authors,  Marcel 
Allain,  and  Pierre  Souvestre,  form  the  basis  of  this  "master 
crook"  serial.  There  are  to  be  twenty  episodes.  The  produc- 
tion has  been  more  elaborately  made  than  the  average  serial, 
and  an  unusual  attention  to  detail  makes  it  in  general  affect, 
superior  to  the  general  run  of  such  pictures.  Every  essential 
of  the  type  is  there  in  abundance,  and  the  story,  while  hardly 
plausible  in  any  part,  is  interesting.  The  action  is  fast  and 
furious  from  the  start,  with  some  good  thrills  and  stunts  com- 
ing in  rapid  succession.  From  the  four  episodes  reviewed  it 
may  be  judged  that  this  one  is  a  sure  bet  for  exhibitors  who 
use  serials.  The  director,  Edward  Sedgwick,  has  maintained 
suspense  admirably,  and  must  also  be  given  credit  for  the 
smoothness  of  the  action  and  the  avoidance  of  confusion  in 
rapidly  changing  scenes. 

There  are  no  featured  performers,  but  the  principal  parts 
are  handled  well  by  Edward  Roseman,  as  Fantomas,  Edna 
Murphy  as  the  Girl,  Johnnie  Walker,  John  Willard,  and  Eve 

Fantomas  is  a  master  criminal  who  has  successfully  eluded 
capture  for  years.  Frank  Dixon,  a  detective,  has  sworn  to  take 
him.  Fantomas  sends  a  woman  to  Dixon  to  tell  him  he  will 
go  straight  if  given  an  unconditional  pardon.  Dixon  refuses 
and  Fantomas  then  swears  to  do  something  that  will  hold  the 
police  up  to  ridicule.  He  kidnaps  James  Harrington,  a  wealthy 
scientist  who  has  discovered  how  to  make  gold  chemically,  and 
his  daughter  Ruth.  He  is  going  to  kill  Harrington,  Ruth,  and 
her  sweetheart,  Jack  Meredith,  unless  given  the  formula.  The 
formula  changes  hands  rapidly,  finally  being  obtained  by  Mer- 
idith  who  puts  up  several  fights  to  keep  it.  Detective  Dixon  is 
baffled  at  every  turn  by  the  super  criminal.  Fantomas. 

"Sweetheart   Days" — Sennett-Paramount 

Type  of  production 2  reel   corned}' 

This  one  will  be  likely  to  prove  disappointing  to  patrons 
who  will  expect  a  lot  of  a  Mack  Sennett  comedy.  It  gets  away 
for  a  very  slow  start,  and  there  isn't  enough  stuff  in  it  to  carry 
two  reels  across.  There  are  no  featured  comedians,  and  the 
two  who  carry  the  most  of  the  comedy  succeed  in  making  it 
only  mildly  funny.  A  number  of  pretty  girls  add  something 
to  the  attractiveness,  but  on  the  whole  it's  rather  flat.  Toward 
the  end  the  action  speeds  up  and  there  is  some  chasing  and 
slapstick.  This  part  is  fair  amusement  and  provides  a  good 
finish.  The  story  is  about  a  young  man  teacher  in  a  girls' 
school,  who  loses  his  job  becau^g  the  girls  fall  in  love  with 
him.  One  girl's  father  takes  her  out  of  school  and  advertises 
for  a  tutor.  The  boy  answers  the  ad,  disguised  in  long  whis- 
kers. The  wealthy  suitor  gets  into  the  same  makeup,  and 
then  a  real  tutor  comes  along  looking  like  both  of  them.  The 
mixup  at  the  girl's  home  provides  most  of  the  comedy. 

"The  One  Best  Pet"— Chester- Educational 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

This  one  features  trained  animals,  including  "Snooky,"  the 
almost  human  monkey,  a  dog,  a  pig  and  some  lions.  It  is  a 
lot  above  the  average  for  this  type  of  comedy  and  drew  a 
round  of  applause  when  shown  at  the  Rivoli.  The  monkey 
performs  some  scarcely  believable  stunts  for  an  animal  and 
ho  is  chiefly  responsible  for  the  success  of  the  picture.  There 
is  a  mustached  comedian  who  fails  to  get  more  than  one  or 
two  laughs,  and  there  are  some  fairly  attractive  girls,  who 
execute  nature  dances  in  scanty  attire.  There  are  several 
pieces  of  very  clever  trick  photography  and  double  exposure 
which  defy  detection  and  provide  several  thrills  when  a  tiny 
tot  appears  to  be  one  minute  in  the  clutches  of  wild  lions  and 
the  next  dangling  from  a  lofty  steeple.  It  is  a  first  class  two 
reeler,  and  good  stuff  for  any  type  of  audience. 

"Kuala  Lumpur" — Paramount-Burton  Holmes 

Type  of  production 1   reel   travelogue 

In  this  a  trip  is  made  to  the  city  of  Kuala  Lumpur,  the  cap- 
ital of  the  Malay  Federated  States,  and  the  reel  is  made  up  of 
views  of  the  city  itself,  the  natives  and  some  of  the  surround- 
ing country.  Some  of  the  footage  is  interesting,  particularly 
a  bit  showing  religidus  rites  and  preparations  for  worship  in 
the  Mohammedan  Mosque.  This  part  gives  a  very  good  idea 
of  the  elaborate  and  ornate  temple,  and  also  shows  the  natives 
bathing  and  cleansing  themselves  before  the  service.  It  is 
interesting  to  note  the  strange  combination  of  ancient  and 
modern  civilization,  as  shown  by  the  up-to-date  steel  bridges 
and  modern  railways,  in  contrast  to  the  ancient  river  boats,  ox 
carts  and  crude  manner  of  living.  The  queer  dress  and  the 
principal  occupations  of  the  people  are  of  some  interest,  and 
the  reel  as  a  whole  is  better  than  average  of  the  type. 

Ottauquechee  Valley — Post  Nature  Scenic-Paramount 

Type  of  production 1   reel  scenic 

This  latest  Post  Nature  picture  contains  many  beautiful  and 
picturesque  shots  of  the  Ottauquechee  Valley  in  Vermont. 
There  is  also  a  very  fine  sunset  which  has  been  caught  by  the 
camera.  The  photography  for  the  most  part  is  artistic  and 
very  well  done,  but  there  are  also  one  or  two  dark  shots  in 
which  the  foregrounds  especially  are  blurred.  A  scenic  of 
average  calibre. 

"Lost— A  Yodel"— Chester  Outing 

Type  of  production 1   reel  scenic 

"Lost — A  Yodel,"  another  of  the  Chester  Outing  subjects 
showing  scenes  of  the  Alps,  was  on  the  Strand  program  for 
holiday  week.  As  in  some  previous  Chester  pictures  taken 
in  Switzerland,  there  are  numerous  beautiful  shots  of  the  snow- 
clad  mountains.  A  little  snowbound  village  makes  a  pretty 
picture.  The  snow  is  so  high  that  the  houses  appear  to  be 
dugouts.  Some  climbers  are  shown  trying  to  reach  the  sum- 
mit of  one  of  the  peaks,  but  when  they  do  get  there  they  have 
no  breath  left  for  a  "yodel" — hence  the  title.  The  photogra- 
phy is  very  good  all  the  way. 

"Sand  Witches"— Gayiety— Educational 

Type  of  production 1  reel  comedy 

A  Gayety  Comedy,  featuring  Neal  Burns,  Charlotte  Merri- 
man  and  some  bathing  girls.  It  has  the  shop  worn  theme  of 
the  bathing  beach  boys  and  girls,  and  there  isn't  anything  out 
of  the  ordinary  to  make  it  particularly  attractive.  The  com- 
edy is  noticeable  by  its  scarcity,  and  such  as  there  is,  has  all 
been  used  a  lot.     Just  fair  all  the  way. 

Short  Reels 

"The  Slicker"— Sunshine-Fox 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

Fox  has  a  really  fine  comedy  in  "The  Slicker,"  the  latest 
Sunshine  subject.  Just  step  into  a  theater  while  the  picture 
is  being  shown  and  you  ought  to  be  able  to  get  a  pretty  good 
idea  just  how  the  picture  is  going  over.  The  matinee  crowd 
couldn't  seem  to  stop  laughing  in  a  Broadway  house.  The 
comedy. is  just  the  usual  nonsense  as  far  as  a  plot  is  concern- 
ed, but  it's  the  way  it's  done  and  mostly  the  way  Al  St.  John 
does  it.  And  then  the  titles — oh  boy — slangy,  yes,  but  you've 
got  to  laugh.  Here's  one:  "They  called  her  rent  because  the 
landlord  raised  her."  Another,  "He's  so  mean  he  dries  snow 
and  sells  it  for  salt."  There  are  many  even  better.  St.  John 
goes  through  his  usual  acrobatics  and  has  a  few  new  ones  to 
boot.     It's  really  a  fine  fun  maker,  "The   Slicker." 

"High  and   Dry" — Mermaid-Educational 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

This  is  an  unusually  funny  number,  and  incidentally  one  of 
the  bathing  beach  type,  which  have  for  the  most  part  been 
squeezed  dry  of  laughs.  There  is  no  lack  of  laughs  in  this  one, 
however.  Jimmie  Adams  is  the  featured  comedian,  and  it  is 
by  far  the  best  piece  he  has  ever  had  to  work  in.  The  old 
stuff  is  put  over  in  great  shape  and  there  are  a  flock  of  new 
gags  and  some  brand  new  business  that  is  good  for  lots  of 
laughs  with  any  audience.  It  is  mostly  a  lot  of  crazy  nonsense 
that  can't  be  satisfactorily  described,  but  it's  the  kind  of  non- 
sense that  everybody  enjoys.  The  plot,  such  as  it  is,  concerns 
the  efforts  of  two  rival  suitors  to  win  the  girl,  by  fair  means 
or  foul.  One  tries  to  get  her  through  his  athletic  prowess,  and 
there  is  some  funny  stuff  in  this  part  when  the  pole  vaulting 
hero  gets  tangled  up  with  a  "Passe  Weekly"  cameraman. 
Incidentally  there  are  several  splendid  high  dives  by  one  of 
the  bathing  girls.  A  lot  more  good  business  is  developed 
when  the  hero  almost  marries  the  wrong  girl.  This  is  the  kind 
of  comedy  you  want,  so  don't  fail  to  book  it. 

"Wedding  Bells  Out  Of  Tune"— Sennett-Paramount 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

A  fair  amount  of  amusement  all  through,  and  several  good 
laughs  in  the  second  part,  are  provided  by  this  Mack  Sennett 
number,  with  Louise  Fazenda  as  the  featured  performer.  The 
first  reel  is  only  moderately  funny,  but  in  the  last,  some  very 
good  stuff  developes  from  the  spyings  of  a  detective  who 
changes  his  disguise  every  minute.  The  idea  of  the  story  is  a 
funny  one,  showing  a  married  couple  visiting  a  pair  of  newly- 
weds  during  their  honeymoon.  A  good  bit  of  business  comes 
when  an  army  of  movers  furnish  the  newlyweds'  home  in  a 
jiffy.  The  way  the  married  couple  move  in  on  the  bride  and 
groom,  and  a  plot  of  the  wife  to  compromise  her  husband  and 
secure  a  divorce,  all  makes  pretty  good  comedy.  It  runs  along 
fast  and  while  it  may  not  be  all  that  your  patrons  will  expect 
of  a  Mack  Sennett  picture,  the  chances  are  that  it  will  satisfy 
most  of  them,  as  it's  a  better  than  average  two  reeler. 

Century  comedians,  and  some  bathing  girls,  only  this  time  they 
are  gymnasium  girls.  There  is  some  fair  stuff  in  the  first  reel 
when  a  corpulent  lady  attempts  to  reduce  by  various  exercises. 
The  second  part  is  old  time  slapstick,  with  padded  mallets 
landing  on  everyone  in  the  cast.  Nothing  original  about  this 
part,  and  while  it  is  fast  and  furious,  it  fails  to  register  prin- 
cipally because  of  the  antiquity  of  the  business.  Some  fair 
comedy  results  from  scenes  in  a  photographer's  parlor,  where 
the  photographer  resorts  to  various  means  to  make  the  cus- 
tomers smile,  as  for  instance,  holding  up  a  quart  of  the  for- 
bidden juice  beside  the  camera.  This  part  is  the  best  bit  in 
the  picture  but  it  is  also  very  short.  As  a  whole  this  is  a 
moderately  satisfactory  two  reeler. 

"A  Doggone  Mix-up"— C.  B.  C.  Films  Corp. 
Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

This  is  a  Hallroom  Boys  comedy  featuring  Sid  Smith  and 
Harry  McCoy  as  Percy  and  Ferdie,  and  with  Polly  Moran  also 
featured.  It's  good  stuff  through  a  lot  of  the  footage.  A  laugh 
starts  it  off  when  the  boys  are  discovered  seated  on  a  luxurious 
lounge,  apparently  in  an  apartment,  but  in  reality  it  turns  out 
to  be  on  the  back  of  a  truck.  There  is  some  business  with  trick 
mirrors  that  is  good  for  a  number  of  laughs,  and  then  the  plot 
resolves  itself  into  an  attempt  of  the  boys  to  rescue  a  young 
lady's  pet  dog  who  has  become  attached  to  a  flock  of  balloons. 
Several  new  pieces  of  business  appear  in  the  chase  after  the 
dog,  and  most  of  them  are  laugh  getters.  The  chase  is 
stretched  out  a  little  too  long,  but  the  last  part  provides  good 
amusement  and  some  thrills,  by  means  of  clever  photography 
when  the  boys  chase  the  pup  to  the  top  of  a  skyscraper  and 
nearly  fall  into  the  street.  There  is  more  than  the  average 
amount  of  amusement  in  both  reels,  and  the  offering  should  go 
over  with  any  type  of  audience. 

"The  Morning  After"— Pathe 
Type  of  production 1  reel  comedy 

Harry  Pollard  is  featured  in  this,  with  Marie  Mosquini, 
Hughie  Mack  and  Sunshine  Sambo.  It  is  a  poor  number, 
with  only  a  small  bit  of  business  with  any  real  comedy  value, 
and  a  minimum  number  of  laughs.  Pollard  depends  entirely 
too  much  on  mugging  in  front  of  the  camera,  and  some  time 
worn  gags  to  put  it  over,  with  the  result  that  it  flops.  The 
effort  to  force  the  laughs  on  some  of  the  stuff  is  so  very  ap- 
parent that  the  average  audience  will  see  through  it.  Harry 
and  his  fat  partner  appear  as  two  young  men  on  the  morning 
after  a  big  party,  in  the  toughest  street  in  town.  The  tough 
policeman  keeps  them  on  the  move,  and  is  always  on  the  job 
when  the  two  are  on  the  point  of  getting  away  with  something. 
The  little  darky  furnishes  a  couple  of  laughs  when  he  and 
Harry  break  into  a  house  and  the  little  fellow  gets  messed  up 
with  a  lemon  pie,  but  aside  from  that  the  smiles  are  hard  to 
pick  out.  It  will  be  best  not  to  say  too  much  about  this  one 
if   you    run   it. 

Paramount  Magazine — Paramount 

The  current  issue  starts  off  with  a  "20th  Century  Picto- 
graph"  visualizing  the  meaning  of  the  word  "determination." 
by  means  of  a  humorous  little  scene  showing  a  clerk  demand- 
ing a  raise  from  his  boss.  The  second  subject  is  a  cartoon  by 
Harry  Leonard,  and  this  is  followed  by  some  "Sayings  of  Ben- 
jamin Franklyn,"  illustrated  by  Leonard.  The  reel  ends  with 
an  animated  cartoon  of  "Bud  and  Susie,"  which  is  a  good  one, 
and  highly  amusing.     On  the  whole,  a  good  number. 

"Their  First  Tintype"— Universal 

Type  of  production 2  reel   comedy 

This  is  a  Century  offering,  featuring  Bud  Jamison,  two  other 

"Sultans  Of  The  Sea"— Chester— Educational 
Type  of  production 1  reel  Scenic 

The  first  portion  of  this  "Screenic"  is  made  up  of  a  series  of 
views  taken  in  the  region  of  Cape  Horn,  and  has  as  its  feature, 
some  shots  of  hosts  of  sea  lions.  Interesting  close-ups  are  ob- 
tained of  the  animals,  and  an  unusual  long  shot  showing  a 
great  mass  of  them  making  for  the  water  when  frightened  by 
the  approach  of  the  cameraman.  The  winding  inlets  of  Magel- 
lan Straights,  with  thousands  of  islands  dottnig  their  surface, 
and  the  snow  covered  mountains  and  glaciers  on  either  side, 
have  been  well  photographed  and  are  a  pleasing  bit  of  footage. 
The  second  half  of  the  reel  has  been  titled,  "Getting  a  Toe 
Hold,"  and  shows  two  Chileans  carving  by  hand,  some  fancy 
stirrups,  from  a  solid  section  of  tree.  Their  ability  to  execute 
such  fine  carving  with  ordinary  carpenter  tools  such  as  an  adze, 
a  drawknife,  and  an  augur,  is  remarkable,  and  their  rapid 
fashioning  of  the  stirrup  is  thoroughly  interestng.  The  reel  is 
very  good  all  the  way  through,  and  will  prove  a  good  bet. 



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Jmio  ^Production  to 

be  Released 

January  Js/Tnth 


has  its  moments  of  delightful  humor — the  quaintest 
comedy  touches  imaginable  —  human  bits  that  will 
find  a  response  in  hearts  everywhere.  And  there  are 
bits  of  pathos"  —  moments  of  real  heart-searching 
tragedy — and  again,  scenes  of  tremendous  melodramatic 

And  withal,  the  radiant  beauty  and  exquisite  dramatic 
genius  of  Mary  Pickford  herself,  the  foremost  artiste  of 
the  screen. 

"The  Love  Light"  is  indeed  a  picture  to  be  re- 

Written  and  Vincled  by  FRANCES  MARION 
Photographed  b\,  CHARLES  ROSHER  and  HENRY  CRONJAGER 

The  24  Sheet 

that  scared  NeVfork 

The  most  amazing  American  Melo- 
drama ever  screened''''  is  the  right 
•way  to  characterize  this  tremendous 
picture.  Up-to-the-minute  and  ab- 
solutely breathless  in  its  action,  it  will 
give  your  people  the  biggest  thrills  of 
their  lives  in  a  production  de  luxe  in 
which  not  a  single  detail  has  been 
neglected.  Here  is  one  picture  you 
can  book  without  viewing. 

The  Most 
Successful  Bill-posting 
Exploitation  ever  Put  Over 

Universal  has  done  it  again!  Has  developed 
an  exploitation  idea  that  will  work  in  every 
town  and  city  of  the  country  just  exactly  as 
it  worked  in  Xew  York — and  it  nearly 
scared  New  York  to  death! 

A  series  of  four  posters  was  used; 

"Do  you  play  cards  on  Sunday?" 
"Do  you  motor  on  Sunday?" 
"Do  you  work  on  Sunday?" 
"Do  you  dance  on  Sunday?" 

After  these  had  been  on  the  boards  four 
weeks  another  24-sheet  was  posted  announc- 
ing  Priscilla   Dean   in   "Outside  the   Law." 

For  four  weeks  all  New  York  saw  these 
posters — and  thought  only  of  the  proposed 
Blue  Laws — and  talked  of  nothing  else. 
When  the  advertisement  was  disclosed,  that 
title,  "Outside  the  Law,"  had  been  fixed  in 
their  minds  as  nothing  else  had  been  fixed 
for   years. 

It  will  work  exactly  the   same  way  in  your 
town,  wherever  you  are,  whatever  the  char-  ' 
acter    of    its    people.       See    your    Lmiversal 
Exchange    today    as    to    these    tremendously  | 
successful    posters.      A    complete    description 
of    the    campaign    will    be    found    in    your ; 
Helpbook,  which  is  now  in  the  mail. 


Supported  by  Lon  Chaney  in 
Tod  Brownings  Greatest 





VOL.    XV       No.    8 

Monday,  January   10,   1921 

Price  5  Cents 

In  Federal  Eye 

Trade  Commission  Investigating  Es- 

kay  Harris'  Version  of  "Black 


An  application  has  been  filed  with 
Federal  Trade  Commission  by  Vit- 
agraph  regarding  a  film  version  of 
"Black  Beauty,"  which  is  now  held 
by  the  Eskay  Harris  Feature  Film 
Co.,  Inc.,  with  offices  at  126  W. 
46th  St. 

The  matter  comes  within  the  prov- 
ince of  the  Commission  in  view  of 
the  ruling  handed  down  some  time 
ago  in  Washington,  relative  to  the 
showing  of  re-issued  films  under  new 
titles,  with  the  intent  of  deceiving  the 
public.  Vitagraph  claims  that  the  pic- 
ture controlled  by  Eskay  Harris  is 
a  re-issued  subject,  originally  exhib- 
ited some  years  ago  under  the  title 
of  "Your  Obedient  Servant,"  and 
that  it  is  now  being  offered  under 
the  title  of  "Black  Beauty."  Vita- 
graph  has  recently  completed  a 
special  production  of  the  same  name, 
and  has   extensively  advertised  it. 

When  B.  L.  Shinn,  attorney  and 
examiner  and  in  charge  of  the  New 
York  office  of  the  Commission  was 
asked  whether  or  not  is  was  true 
that  Vitagraph  had  filed  an  applica- 
tion, he  refused  to  either  confirm  or 
deny  it. 

Winfield  Bonynge,  attorney  for 
Eskay  Harris,  admitted  that  he  had 
held  a  discussion  with  the  investiga- 
tors of  the  commission.  He  stated 
that  his  client  was  convinced  of  his 
right  in  the  matter. 

Big  English  Company 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

London— The  Omnium  Trust  Corp., 
capitalized  at  £2,000,000,  is  about  to 
launch  a  move  to  acquire  a  number- 
of  theaters  throughout  England.  The 
company  was  originally  formed  in  the 
States  with  a  capital  of  $10,000,000. 
It  is  planned  to  issue  to  the  public 
200,000  shares  of  preferred  stock  at 
£1  each. 

Studio  Mortgaged 

The  Title  Guarantee  and  Trust  Co. 
has  issued  to  Famous  Players-Lasky 
a  loan  of  $650,000  in  the  nature  of 
1  first  mortgage  covering  the  Long 
island   studio   and  laboratory. 

With  the  thought  ever  in  her  mind  that  the  man  she  loves  is  eating  his 
heart  out  in  loneliness  because  of  her  selfish  cruelty  to  him,  Nance  Abbott 
finds  no  charm  in  the  adoration  of  her  wealthy  fiance.  Florence  Vidor  is 
Nance  in  Thomas  H.  Ince's  romantic  melodrama,  "Lying  Lips,"  in  which 
House  Peters  and  Miss  Vidor  are  featured.  In  this,  his  second  Associ- 
ated Producers  production,  Mr.  Ince  in  person  directed  the  "punch" 
scenes. — Advt. 

Wild  Waves 

At  old  Atlantic.  Same  old  waves.  New  Year's  Day.  Roll- 
ed up  against  "Al"  Lichtman.  And  FF.  Know  FF?  Old 
Felix  Feist.  Formerly  Goldwyn.  Heads  close  together.  Busy. 
Serious.  Not  interested  in  waves.  Wonder  in  ,what?  Note- 
books out.  Pencils  working.  "Al"  shaking  his  head.  'Vigorous- 
ly. Didn't  believe  what  FF  was  saying.  Nary  a  phaze  to  FF. 
Looked  like  partners  in  crime.  Organizing  an  anti  wild  wave 
ocean.     Or  something  like  it. 

To  make  it  more  intrikut.  Days  pass.  As  the  title  writers 
say.     Caught  FF  going  into  "Al's"  office.     Whassit'all  mean? 


"Hi"  Abrams  won't  talk  about  'em.  But  they're  right. 
Says  Mary's  "Pollyanna"  got  more  bookings  than  any  release  she 
put  through  Famous.  Interesting.  Consider  things.  Famous 
had  her  a  long  time.    Big  chance  to  pile  up  accumulative  values. 

Abrams'  organization  barely  over  a  year  old. 

(Continued   on   Page   4) 

Works  on  a  mail 

Lichtman  Out 

Long  Expected  Announcement  Made 

— Plans    Own   Company — S.    R. 

Kent  His  Successor  at  F.  P. 

, Announcement  was  made  on  Sat- 
urday afternoon  of  what  has  been 
expected  in  film  circles  for  some  time 
past:  that  Al  Lichtman  had  resigned 
as  general  manager  of  distribution 
for  Famous  Players-Lasky.  The  res- 
ignation became  effective  on  Satur- 

At  the  same  time  Adolph  Zukor 
announced  the  appointment  of  Sid- 
ney R.  Kent,  until  now  general  sales 
manager,  as  general  manager  of  dis- 
tribution,   succeeding    Lichtman. 

The  official  statement  from  Fa- 
mous Players  stated  that  Lichtman 
had  resigned  "to  fulfill  his  ambition 
to  go  into  business  for  himself." 
Further,  that  "his  plans  are  nearing 
completion  and  he  will  make  them 
known    shortly.'' 

Lichaman's  record  in  the  business 
is  too  well  known  to  review  in  de- 
tail. He  has  been  in  the  business 
since  1910  and  since  1918  in  charge 
of  distribution  for  Famous  Players. 
He  is  credited  with  being  directly 
responsible  for  the  building  up  of  the 
Paramount  sales  organization  which 
does  a  gross  business  of  about  $600,- 
000  weekly. 

His  resignation  prompted  the  is- 
suing of  a  statement  by  Adolph  Zu- 
kor, who  said  in  part: 

"You  have  been  one  of  the  princi- 
pal factors  in  building  up  our  organ- 
ization, and  during  our  association  I 
have  found  \  ou  an  executive  of  in- 
tegrity, vision  and  rare  ability.  But, 
more  than  that,  I  have  always  count- 
ed you  as  one  of  my  closest  friends." 

Lichtman  stated  his  retirement 
would  be  "like  leaving  home,"  and 
then  added: 

"Much  as  I  regret  leaving  him 
(Zukor),  however,  I  do  not  feel  jus- 
tified in  turning  down  the  opportun- 
ity which  has  been  presented  to  me. 
What  my  future  plans  are  I  shall 
make  known  shorlty." 

Xo  successor  to  Kent  was  named. 

No  Definite  Plans 

Allen  Holubar  has  not  definitely 
closed  arrangements  for  future  pro- 
ductions. Flo  told  WID'S  DAILY 
over  the  telephone  from  the  Com- 
modore that  he  expected  to  have  an 
active  year  in  1921,  but  that  nothing 
definite  had  been  done  regarding  fu- 
ture   productions. 

He  will  remain  in  New  York  for 
several  weeks  and  then  return  to  the 

— uji^ 


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Bid.  Asked.  Sale 
Famous  Players   ..  50)4     52        52 

do    pfd 78        80        80 

*Goldwyn     4]/2       5!/2     .... 

Loew's,  Inc.   17^j     18         17% 

D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc Not  quoted 

Triangle    5/16         Y%         V% 

World  Film   Not  quoted 

•Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

The  News  This  Time 
The  Daily  News  on  Saturday  ran 
a  streamer  head  across  its  first  page 
which  read,  "Trouble  for  Movie  Cir- 
cles." An  article  in  connection  with 
this  went  over  practically  the  same 
ground  as  the  New  York  Herald  a 
short  time  ago. 

New  Grievance  Committee 

A  new  grievance  committee  has 
been  appointed  for  the  F.  I.  L.  M. 
Club.  It  is  composed  of  W.  E.  Ray- 
nor,  Pathe;  Jack  Levy,  Alexander 
Film;  Isadore  Schmertz,  Fox;  and 
S.  H.  Fabian,  New  Jersey  First  Na- 
tional and  Sam  Zierler  of  Common- 
wealth. The  committee  will  be  ac- 
tive until  Feb.  16,  when  a  new  one 
will   be   appointed. 

"Rich  Girl,  Poor  Girl,"  Gladys 
Walton's  second  starring  vehicle,  for 
Universal  has  arrived  from  the  coast. 

Murdock  MacQuarrie  is  to  co- 
direct  "The  Unfoldment,"  in  which 
Florence  Lawrence  returns  to  the 

The  girls  are  at  their  best  in  these  new     single     reel     subjects     released 
through  Educational.     This  one  is  called  "Sand  Witches." — Advt. 

On  Broadway 

Broadhurst— "Over   the    Hill" 
Broadway — "The    County    Fair" 
Capitol — Alary      Pickford   in     — "The 

Love   Light" 
Criterion — "The   Inside   of  the   Cup" 
44th  St.— "Way  Down  East" 
Loew's  New  York — 

Today — Nazimova  in   "Billions" 
Tuesday — Madge  Kennedy  in  "The 

Girl  With  a  Jazz   Heart" 
Wednesday — Wanda      Hawley      in 

"Her    First    Elopement" 

Thursday — "The  Star  Rover" 

Friday — Shirley     Mason     in     "The 

Flame  of  Youth"  and  Lyons  and 

Moran  in  "One  Shocking  Night" 

Saturdav — Mav     Allison     in     "Are 

All   Men   Alike" 
Sunday— William  S.  Hart  in  "The 
Testing    Block." 
Rialto— Thomas    Meighan     in     "The 
Frontier  of  the   Stars." 

Rivoli— Ina  Claire  in  "Polly  With  a 

Strand — Lionel    Barrymore    in    "The 
Great    Adventure." 

Next  Week 
Broadhurst,-"Over    the    Hill" 
Broadway — Monroe      Salisbury      in 
"The  Barbarian" 

Capitol— Betty   Compson  in  "Prison- 
ers of  Love" 

Criterion — "The   Inside   of   the    Cup" 
44th  St.— "Way  Down  East" 
Rialto — Not  yet  determined. 
Rivoli — "Paying    the    Piper" 
Strand — George       Arliss       in       "The 

Edward  Laemmle  is  directing  Hoot 
Gibson  in  a  Western  drama  at  Un- 

New  Pathe  Directors 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Paris — The  Pathe  Consortium  Cin- 
ema, the  new  20,000,000  franc  com- 
pany recently  organized,  has  on  its 
board  of  directors  the  following 
Marcel  Gounouilhou,  editor  of  Petit 
Gironde  chairman  of  the  board;  L. 
Fourel,  forme  rmanager  of  Pathe 
Cinema,  director;  Denis  Ricaud, 
manager  of  the  Banque  Industrielle 
de  Paris,  deputy  administrator.  Oth- 
er directors  are:  Charles  Pathe,  L. 
Sauvaire,  Phocea  Film;  Gustave 
Bourrageas,  editor  of  Petit  Marseil- 
lais;  H.  Bauer,  Banque  Renault;  V. 
Continsouza,  Etablissements  Contin- 
souza  and  Beige  Cinema;  Baron  Ga- 
bet,  Pathe  Cinema;  Eug.  Gugen- 
hcim,  president  of  Cniema  Moderns 
and  S.  C.  A.  G.  L.;  E.  Isnard,  Pho- 
cea; Jousselin,  Societe  Lacarriere;  L. 
Lehmann,  Magasins  Modernes;  L. 
Madieu,  Pathe  Cinema;  Ch.  Marchal, 
Banque  du  Rhin.  The  company  is 
raising  its  capital  in  200,000  shares 
of  100  francs  each  and  is  inviting  the 
public  to  subscribe. 


Monday,  January   10,   1921 

-— • 

The  RITCHEY  poster  al- 
ways varies  in  detail,  but 
it  never  varies  in  quality, 
at  all  times  being  the  best. 



406  W.  31st  St  ,N.r  Phone  Chelsea  8388 


In  the 


of  the 



Spectacular  Six  Reel  Negative,  a  for 
mer   First    National   Release — Cheap  | 

H.    A.    SPANUTH 
220  S.  State  St.,  Chicago,  II 


"The  Handicap 


The    King  Of  Sport.! 

depicted  in 
The  King  Of  Picture! 

Monday,   January   10,   1921  fljf  J%**i*    DAIUV 


To  Producers,  Stars,  Directors,  Authors, 

Publishers,  Dramatists,  et  al. 



coincidentally    with   this    announcement,    takes    its    place    in    the    industry 
as  the  first  independent   staff  of  trained   and   experienced   screen   writers 
m  the  earnest  conviction  that  it  can  be  of  great  service  to  all  the  creative 
factors  of  the  screen,  and  with  the  dedication  of  its  purposes  to  a  hijrhen 
scenario  standard.  6 


(as  our  initial  engagements) 
that    we    have     been    contracted    to     supply     six  .  continuities     for    the 

Famous  Players  -  Lasky   Corporation 

and    six    continuities    for    the    popular    First    National    star 

Katherine  MacDonald. 

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EVE  UNSELL,  Pre,.        E.  J.  CLODE,  J,,  Vice-Pres.         LESTER  BLANKFIELD,  Sec'y  *  Geo.  Manager 

Temporary  Phone:  Bryant  3887 



Monday.  January  10,  1921 

Cecil  B.  DeMille 

long  ago  surpassed 
all  other    directors. 

Now  he  has 

"Forbidden  Fruit" 

By  Jeanie  MacPherson 

(X  ^paramount Cpidure 


2  Brand  New  Cameras 
2  Brand  New  Latest  Debrie 
2  Brand  New  Latest  Pathe  profes- 
sional     completly      equipped  —  extra 
lenses       magazine       boxes — carrying 
cases —  tripods — Iris — masks —  etc., — 

Will  dispose  very  reasonable — 

Address  Box— B— 14  c/o  Wid's 


Furnished   for   all   purposes. 



Suite   1603  Candler  Building 
Phone  Bryant  6558 





314  EAST  34th  STREET     -     NEW  YORK  CITY 
Telephone    Murray    Hill    6S62-6S63 



23  E.  4th  ST. 

SPRING  8303 

Wild  Waves 

(Continued    from   Page    1) 

order  basis.     He  says.     Thinks  it  great  tribute  to  idea.     Won't 
let  figures  come  out.     But  I  saw  'em.    They're  a  lot. 

Opens  interesting  thought.    What's  biggest  number  of  book- 
ings average  big  picture  gets?     Sales  managers,  ready?     Start 
to  shoot  'em  in.    Buying  a  Burroughs  to  figure  'em  up. 

Pat  Powers.  Old  timer.  Knows  the  game  backward. 
Also  in  Gaelic.  As  well  as  other  tongues.  Mixed  up  in  church 
work.  Strange?  Not  so  very.  Got  in  International  Church 
movement.  Making  film  for  them.  Still  at  it.  Can't  understand 
anyone  being  interested.    In  what  he's  doing.    But  busy  as  a  bee. 

Herman  Fichtenberg.  Formerly  Universal.  Formerly 
Saenger.  Sold  out  to  Lynch.  Got  a  wad  for  his  40  per  cent, 
holdings.  To  last  a  lifetime.  Enough.  Not  mixed  up  in  pic- 
tures. Not  yet.  Has  a  "piece"  of  "Honeyd'ew."  Adding  to  the 
roll.  Needs  a  horsecollar  to  keep  it  together.  Going  away.  To 
rest.  Starts  soon.  Be  gone  nine  montb  s.  Won't  say  where 
Bet  it  isn't  to  Hollywood.    Across  seas.    Guess  which. 


That  Stoll  insert.     In  WID'S  and  trade  papers.     Catch  it?,, 
Hard  to  miss.    Reproductions  of  covers  of  all  trade  press.  Smart. N 
Flashy.    Carried  a  whale  of  a  punch.    Ralph  Proctor's  idea.    One 
of  best  seen  in  a  long  time.    Talked  about  a  lot.    Got  over.    Big. 


Stars  usually  want  'em.  Ironclad.  Ask  Nate  Burkan.  Or 
Denis  O'Brien.  They'll  tell  you.  Also  ask  Zukor.  Or  anyone. 
But  here's  the  exception.  Will  Rogers.  Started  in  with 
Goldwyn  without  one.  Left  it  to  Fate.  Then  got  a  real  one. 
Big.  Fat.  Ends  in  June.  Then  what?  Also  George  Arliss. 
Made  "The  Devil."  Without  a  scrap  of  paper.  Willingly. 
What's  the  answer? 


HO.  Formerly  with  Triangle.  Now  with  Mack  Sennett. 
Say  he  has  ideas  of  a  new  organization.  Coming  next  summer. 
Seems  a  long  way  off.  Many  things  can  happen.  Before  then. 
Or  before  Spring.  Wonder  what  it'll  be  about?  And  who'll  be 
along  in  the  party?  HO  made  a  rep  with  Tri.  Kept  costs  down. 
Gang  said  "sausage  made."  "Machine  made."  But  HO  kept 
right  on.  Till  Tri  quit.  Then  gang  said  "see?"  And  a  couple 
exclamation  points.     Like  these  !   !   ! 


Ben  Moss.  Now  with  Keith  people.  Incorporated  new  con- 
cern. Last  week.  Million  and  half  capital.  Won't  say  what 
it's  all  about.  Led  to  gossip.  They  say  it  may  mean  UBO  is 
going  into  production.  Threatened  long  time.  Moss  mum.  Just 
smiles.  Only  been  with  Albee  months.  Say  his  work  stands 
out.  Buying  film.  Aiding,  anyway.  Saving  big  coin.  At  rate 
of  about  $300,000  a  year.     Means  something. 


Kaufman  and  Holubar.  Seems  some  people  got  impres- 
sion they  were  linked  for  life.  Because  of  what  WID'S  printed. 
That's  what  we  do  for  'em.  Also  printed  something  else.  That 
they  weren't.  But  some  people  have  impression  they  are.  Both 
here  now.  All  about  the  release  of  their  "Man,  Woman  and 
Marriage."  Allen  about  future  connection.  Once  and  for  all. 
Last  time.  Going.  Going — .  Al  and  Allen  were  together  on 
one  picture.    One  only.    S'enough. 


Between  United  Artists  and  Associated  Producers.  Lots 
of  talk.  Here  and  the  Coast.  Coast  particularly.  Looks  like  a 
lot  of  tangles  to  be  ironed  out.  Before  it  could  work.  Abrams 
and  O'Brien  of  United  Artists  on  way  now.  Left  Saturday. 
Price  now  there.  Things  may  happen.  Book  odds  liberal. 
That  they  won't. 



OF     THE     TRADE 



56  Pine  St.,  1645  La  Brea  Ava, 

New  York  City.  Hollywood,  <*-•, 



The  Screen  Bulletin 

904   Fitzgerald   Bldg. Bryant   561? 


F.    A.    A.    DAHME,    INC., 

Art  Titles — Animation — Leaders 

220  W.  42nd  St.  Bryant  6796 


Art   Titlei 

727   7th   Avenue  Bryant   5611 


Art    Titles 

245   West   47th   St.  New   York 



Half  Tones — Line   Engravers — Electrotypes 

225  W.  39th  St.        New   York        Bryant  8621 


W.     J.     MORAT 

Enlarging   of   M.   P.   Film   Clips 

302   E.  33rd  St.  Phone  Vand.   7361 



State  Right — Export  &  Import — Film  Cl'r'ng 

729   7th  Ave.  Bryant   9444 



Quality    Motion    Picture    Printing 

416-24   W.  216th   St.  Wads.   3443-. 


430  Claremont  Parkway       Tel.  Trexnont  3768' 

H.  J.   Streyckmans,    General  Manager 


'Kessel  Kwality  Prints" 
Fort  Lee,  N.  J.  Fort  Lee  221 



Motion   Picture    Specialist* 

36  East  22d  St. Phone  Gramercy  943 


Quality   Printing  for   the   Trade 

188  W.  4th   St.  Spring  2070 



Studio — 209-219    E.    124th  Harlem  71M 

Studio — 361    W.    125th        Mora.  4485 

Los  Angeles 



Renting    Electric    Equipment 

1442   Gower   St.         Phones     Res.  Holly.  1571 

Holly.  819 

of  F1LMDOM 



rOL.    XV       No.    9 


Tuesday,  January   11,  1921 

Price  5  Cents 

as  an  Exhibitor 

fill  Build  Theater  in  Philadelphia 
and  Another  in  New  York — 
First  Deal  All  Closed 
D.  W.  Griffith,  who  until  now  has 
mfined  himself  to  the  production 
id  distribution  of  pictures,  has  ex- 
mded  his  activities  to  include  the 
nstruction  and  operation  of  thea- 

This  became  known  yesterday 
hen  the  Griffith  offices  were  asked 
1  confirm  a  report  from  Philadel- 
Ifiia  that  a  site  had  been  secured  on 
northwest  corner  of  Broad  and 
)cust  Sts.  on  which  an  office  build- 
g  and  theater  will  be  erected.  The 
iffith  offices  did  not  divulge  much 
'ormation  as  to  the  proposed  thea- 
except  that  it  would  seat  about 
!00  people. 

The  reason  given  for  the  move  was 
at  "Way  Down  East"  had  been 
■cerl  to  close  its  engagement  in 
iladelphia  to  make  way  for  Fay 
.inter  in  "East  is  West,"  although 
:    picture    was    doing    an    average 

(Continued    on     Page    3) 

Hutchinson   Here 

S.  Hutchinson,  president  of  the 
nerican  Film  Co.,  Inc.,  is  in  New 
rk  from  Chicago.     At  the  Astor 

Cohen  Expected  Soon 
^arry   J.    Cohen,    foreign    manager 

Metro,    is    expected    back    in    this 
intry  in  a  few  weeks  from  abroad. 

has  been  on  the  other  side  since 
v  ember. 

Leave  for  Chicago 
vfarshall  Neilan  and  his  right  hand 
ver,  "Jimmy"  Grainger,  left  for 
'cago  yesterday.  They  will  both 
jrn  to  New  York  in  a  few  days. 
Vllen  Holubar  and  Dorothy  Phil- 
also  left  for  the  windy  city. 

Love  turns  to  scorn,  adoration  to  contempt  as  the  story  of  "Lying  Lips  " 
Thomas  H.  Ince  s  great  Associated  Producers'  melodrama,  moves  swiftly 
through  its  thrilling  sequences.  All  of  the  big  scenes  in  this  production, 
featuring  House  Peters  and  Florence  Vidor,  were  directed  in  person  by 
Mr.  Ince  who  regards  the  picture  as  his  biggest  and  best  since  "Civiliza- 
tion.  — Advt. 

Mass  Meeting  Tonight 
L.  Rothafel,  chairman  of  the 
tion  picture  committee  of  Greater 
■v  York  for  the  drive  to  relieve  the 
dren  of  Europe,  has  called  a  mass 
'ting  of  every  exhibitor  in  Greater 
v  York  at  the  Capitol  at  midnight 

Chester  in  From  Coast 
•  L.  Chester  is  in  New  York  from 
coast.  Work  is  now  under  way 
438  Gower  St.,  Hollywood,  on  a 
1,000  studio  which  is  being  spe- 
y  designed  for  comedy  units.  It 
xpected  that  it  will  be  completed 
1  M'nl  1.  Chester  will  leave  for 
ngeles  in  a  few  days. 

All  in  Chicago 

First  National  Officials  and  Those  of 

Other  Companies  There,  Too — 

"The    Kid"    Shown 

(Special  to   WID'S  DAILY) 

Chicago— They're   all   here.      All   of 

the  important    First   National   officials 

from    New    York    and    other    points 

throughout    the    country.      Yesterday 

afternoon  Charlie   Chaplin's   five  reel- 

er,    "The    Kid."    was    shown    at    the 

Congress    and    last    night    "Passion." 

This   morning   Katherine   MacDon- 

ald's  Jatest      picture      "Trust      Your 

Wife,"    will    be    screened    and    in    the 

afternoon       Allen       Holubar's      latest 

(Continued   on   Page  2) 

Leach  Buys  Winnipeg  Theater 

^(Special    to    VVTD'S    DAILY) 

WnTnipeg—  K.  M.  Leach,  owner  of 
the  Regent  theater,  Calgary,  and  Sa- 
voy in  Moose  Jaw.  has  leased  the 
Lyceum  theater  in  Winnipeg  from 
A.  R.  McNicholl.  The  Lyceum  is 
the  only  first  run  here  with  the  ex- 
ception  of   the    Allen    theaters. 

That  Merger — Again 

Los     Angeles     Times     Quotes     Mary 
Pickford   Talking  of  a  "Get   To- 
gether"—Say  Tisn't  So 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los     Angeles— Mary     Pickford     is 
quoted   as    saying   in   the   Times   that 
Associated  Producers  and  United  Ar- 
tists   were    about    to   get    together   on 
the    merger    report    and    that    Hiram 
Abrams  and  Dennis  F.  O'Brien  were 
on  their  way  to  the  coast  now  regard- 
ing it. 

The  tone  of  the  article  certainly  did 
not  leave  much  room  for  doubt  as  to 
Miss  Pickford's  thoughts  on  the  mat- 
ter but  when  the  attention  of  John 
Fairbanks  was  brought  to  it,  lie  stat- 
ed that  there  was  nothing  further  to 
say  than  had  been  said  last  week.  J. 
Parker  Read,  Jr.,  made  the  same  reply 
when  asked  by  a  WID'S  DAILY 

"Al"  Has  Reissues 

Deal  On  With  Famous  Players — Fe- 
lix Feist  to  be   Interested — 
Means  New  Exchanges 
(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 
Chicago — Al    Lichtman    refused    to 
comment   yesterday   as    to    his    future 
plans,    following    the    announcement 
made    in    New    York   of   his    resigna- 
tion  from   Famous    Players. 


It  is  believed  that  Lichtman's  re- 
tirement from  Famous  Players  will 
result  in  a  combination  between 
Lichtman  and  Felix  Feist,  formerly 
of  Goldwyn.  They  will  probably 
have  their  own  distributing  system 
and  release  some  of  the  more  popu- 
lar Famous  Players  productions,  in- 
cluding those  of  Mary  Pickford  and 
Douglas    Fairbanks. 

Negotiations    tending      towards      a 
consummation    of    *hc    deal    are    he 
lieved  to  be  almost   concluded. 

Brunet  Returns 
Paul   Brunet  of   Pathe  returned   to 
New  York  from  the  coast  yesterday. 

Fitzpatrick  Here 

Kenneth  Fitzpatrick  of  Fiztpatrick 
and  McElroy  of  Chicago  is  at  the 

Taylor   Coming  from   London 

(Special   to    WID'S    DAILY) 

London — John  H.  Taylor,  manag- 
ing director  of  Screen-Art,  Ltd.,  im- 
porters and  exporters,  sailed  on  the 
Imperator  for  New  York  on  the  8th. 

Screen-Art,  Ltd.,  are  representa- 
tives in  England  of  the  Arrow  Film 
Corp.,  Reginald  Warde,  Inc.,  and 

U.  F.  A.  Head  Here  with  Blurr.enthal 
Joseph  Somlo,  one  of  the  managing 
directors  of  the  German  U.  F.  A.  ar- 
rived in  New  York  yesterday  from 
Liverpool  aboard  the  Auguste  Vic- 
toria. With  him  were  Ben  Blumen- 
thal  and   Samuel  Rachman. 

"Passion"  Over  Fox  Circuit 
The  local  First  National  exchange 
has  closed  a  deal  with  the  Fox  cir- 
cuit on  "Passion."  The  picture  will 
play  week  stands  as  a  general  thing 
and  the  total  contract  calls  for  about 
100  days  hooking. 

The  picture  is  playing  at  the  Brook- 
lyn Strand  this  week  and  at  the 
Academy  of  Music  for  a  week.  It 
opens  on  Thursday  for  a  three  day 
run  at  the  Audubon. 







Vol.  XV.  Ho.  9    Tue  .  Jan.  11,  1921      Price  5  Cents 

,opynght   1920,   Wid's   Film  and   Film  Folk.. 
„c      Published  Daily  at  71-73  West  44th  St 
<ew   York     N     Y..   by    WID'S    FILMS   and 

'  C  ("Wid")  Gunning,  President  and  .treas- 
urer; Joseph  Dannenberg,  Vice-President 
aid  Editor;  J.  W.  Alicoate.  Secretary  and 
business    Manager. 

Entered  as  second-class  matter  May  21,  1918, 
>t  the  post  office  at  New  York.  N.  Y.,  under 
he  act  of  March  3,  1879. 

crms  (Postage  free)  United  States,  Outside 
.f  Greater  New  York,  $10.00  one  year;  6 
oonths,  $5.00;  3  months,  $3.00.  Foreign, 
US. 00. 

subscribers  should   remit  with  order. 
Vddr-ss      all      communications      to      WID  S> 
DAILY,    71-73    West   44th    St.,    New 
York     N      Y 

Telephone:      Vanderbilt,    4551-4552-5558 
Hollywood,  California 
■Mitorial   and    Business   Offices:      6411    Holly- 
wood   Blvd.      Phone,    Hollywood    1603. 

London  Representative— W  A  William- 
jn,  Kinematograph  WeekW.  85  LongAcre. 
ondon,   W.   C.  2. 

Paris  Representative — Le  Film.  144  Kae 


Bid    Asked.  Sale 

Famous   Players    ..    51-/s     55         54/2 

do  pfd 80        82        82 

*Goldwyn    ^A       ^A 

Loew's,  Inc.,    17ft     18         17tf 

>    W    Griffith,  Inc Not  quoted 

Triangle    7/16     7/16     7/16 

;Vorld  Film    Not  quoted 

♦Qliotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Berk,  Eastern  Representative 
B.  Berk,  formerly  general  manager 
for  the  Sammy  Burns  comedies  has 
been  appointed  eastern  representative 
for  the  Ault  and  Howells  Comedies, 
being  produced  at  Sherman,  Cal.,  by 
the  Union  Film  Co. 

Five  More  Sales 
Elmer  J.  McGovern  has  sold  "The 
Woman  Untamed"  in  five  territories. 
Dist.  M.  P.  Corp.,  of  Boston  has 
rights  for  New  England;  A.  J.  Al- 
brazar  and  L.  W.  Chappel  of  Mil- 
waukee for  Wisconsin;  H.  C.  Rem- 
ington of  Fargo,  N.  D.  for  North  and 
South  Dakota;  Pearce  Films  of  New 
Orleans  for  Louisiana  and  Mississippi 
and  Superior  Screen  Service  of  Chi- 
cago for  Illinois. 

Jans  Closes  New  Deal 
Herman    Jans    personally    closed    a 
deal    on    "Madonnas    and    Men"    for 
Minnesota,  the  Dakotas  and  Wiscon- 
sin to   Ruben   and   Finkelstein. 

All  in  Chicago 

(Continued    from    Page    1) 

"Man,  Woman  and  Marriage"  is 
scheduled  and  tomorrow  Anita 
Stewart's  "Sowing  the  Wind.*' 

A  considerable  number  of  First 
National  franchise  holders  are  here 
for  the  showings,  as  well  as  promi- 
nent exhibitors.  J.  D.  Williams, 
Harry  O.  Schwalbe,  Nate  H.  Gor- 
don and  others  are  present.  There 
are  some  here  who  are  not  First  Na- 
tionl  men,  too.  These  include  Sid- 
ney R.  Kent  of  Famous  Players  and 
Al  Lichtman.  Al  Kaufman  is  around 
and  "Mickey"  Neilan  and  "Jimmy" 
Grainger  are  due  on  the  20th  Cen- 
tury   this    morning   from    New   York. 


Guinan   Leaves  for   Coast 

Texas  Guinan,  who  recently  signed 
with  Victor  Kremer  to  appear  in  a 
series  of  eight  western  dramas,  left 
for  Los  Angeles  late  Sunday,  to  start 
work  on  her  first  picture  "The  Girl 
Sheriff."  Francis  Ford,  as  noted,  has 
been  engaged  to  direct  the  series. 

"Worst  Is  Over"l 

W.  P.  G.  Harding,  Governor 
of  the  Federal  Reserve  Board, 
addressing  an  assemblage  of 
financiers  at.  Delmonico's  re- 
cently stated: 

"I  am  thoroughly  convinced 
that  any  danger  which  may 
have  existed  of  a  general  col- 
lapse—and I  have  never  thought 
that  danger  was  as  imminent 
as  a  great  many  people  have 
thought  it  was — but  any  such 
danger  as  that  has  passed.  I 
think  undoubtedly  that  the 
worst  is  over." 

Mintz  Resigns 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chciago — M.  J.  Mintz,  sales  man- 
ager of  Celebrated  Players,  has  re- 
signed to  become  general  sales  man- 
ager of  the  Synchronized  Scenario 
Music  Co.  Mintz  had  charge  of  the 
state  rights  department  of  Celebrat- 
ed for  the  past   10  months. 

Binney  at  Rialto 

Constance  Binney  in  "Something 
Different,"  will  be  the  feature  at  the 
Rialto  during  the  week  beginning 

Not    to    Make    Features 
The    report    that     Special     Pictures 
Corp.   was   to   enter   the   feature   field 
is    denied    by    C.    C.    Craig,    business 

Addresses  Change 

Detroit.  Mich.. — All  street  numbers 
changed  in  Detroit  on  Jan.  1.  The 
address  of  the  film  building  will  be 
159    Elizabeth    St. 

Brockell  Promoted 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chicago — F.  M.  Brockell,  long  with 
First  National  will,  beginning  the  end 
of  this  week  have  an  important  posi- 
tion  in    First   National's   home   office. 
He  will   be   in   charge   of  the  various 
exchanges   and    except    that   they   are 
on    a    somewhat    co-operative    basis 
have  the  same  duties  as  the  director 
of   sales.      Brockell    has    just    finished 
organizing  the   Dallas  office  and  was 
ormerly  in  the  Chicago  territory. 


Still  Conferring  Over  Increase 

(Special  to  WtD'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — The  theater  owners 
and  members  of  the  operators'  union 
are  still  conferring  over  the  raise  the 
union  has  asked.  A  definite  agree- 
ment was  in  sight  last  night. 

Novels,  Not  Short  Stories 
It  seems  that  James  Oliver  Cur- 
wood  had  novels  in  mind  when  he 
stated  that  Joseph  Seiden  did  not 
hold  the  picture  rights  to  any  of  his 
long  works.  Curwood  does  not  at- 
tempt to  convey  the  idea  that  none 
of  his  shorter  works  are  for  sale. 
Some  of  his  stories  are,  and  it  is 
four   of  these   that   Seiden   holds. 

Three  More  Sunday  Showings 
Pathe  has  leased  the  Apollo  theater 
for  three  Sundays  more.  "Behold 
the  Man"  is  being  shown  there.  The 
first  showing  was  held  on  Sunday 


The  fundamental  principle  back  of  every  successful  business 
enterprise  is  insurance.  Corporations  owe  it  to  their  stock- 
holders. Partners  owe  it  to  each  other.  You  as  an  individual 
owe  it  to  yourself.  Do  not  allow  yourself  to  be  lulled  into  false 
security.    You  NEED  insurance. 


insurance  '    SO  Maiden  Lane 

Phone  John    5485  -  542«  -  9437  •  5436 



Tuesday,  January  11, 

There's  a  deal  in  short  reels 
been  closed  that  will  come  as  a 

Cuts  and  Flashes 

"The    Devil,"    starring   George  \x 
liss,   will   be  released   on   Feb.   6 


Carmel  Myers  who  has  been  ■ 
ing   here   left    for   the   coast   late  ps 

"Wedding   Bells"  is   the  next 
Withey     production     for     Const 





The  International  Variety  and 
atrical  Agency,  Ltd.,  has  moved  bn 
the  Putnam  Bldg.,  to  larger  qua  :r 
at  218  W.  42nd  St. 

The  more  powerful  a  post-  { 
er  is  the  more  tickets  it 
will  sell.  The  RITCHEY 
poster  is  the  most  power- 
ful  poster   possible   to   de- 1 

sign  and  execute. 



406  W.  31st St.M.Y.  Phone  Chelsea  838(i 


"The  Winding  lail 

Leads  past  adversi 


Tuesday,  January   11,  192! 


U.  F.  A.  in  Russia  ? 

German  Trust   Reported  After   Con- 
cessions  from    Soviet   Govern- 
ment— British   DeaL  On 
cial  to   WID'S   DAILY) 
Berlin — Considerable      interest      is 
being    manifested    here    over    the    re- 
pents  that   the   U.    F.    A.,    Germany's 
film    trust    has    negotiations    on    with 
the    Soviet    Government    for    certain 
concessions     regarding    films.     »It     is 
said  in  some  quarters  that  the  U.   F. 
A.    heads    are    particularly    eager    to 
control    the    Russian    market    before 
American   producers    have   an   oppor- 
tunity    of     breaking     into     that     held 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
London — Trade  journals  here  are 
paying  a  good  deal  of  attention  to  the 
reported  deal  on  between  a  prominent 
English  exchange  system  and  the  U. 
F.  A.  of  Berlin,  whereby  the  latter's 
productions  will  be  distributed  in 
England.  The  Film  Renter  states 
"the  name  of  the  renting  company 
which  expects  to  pull  off  this  sensa- 
tional coup,  will  come  as  a  consider- 
able surprise  to  the  trade  generally." 
The  journal  comments  on  the  Rus- 
sian plans  of  the  U.  F.  A.,  and  states 
in  that  connection: 

"Those  in  close  touch  with  the  Con- 
tinental market  consider  it  quite  pos- 
sible that  the  Moscow  Government 
will  grant  valuable  concessions  to 
this  enterprising  German  trust,  and 
this  likely  contingency  is  occupying 
the  attention  of  two  of  the  leading 
American  producing  companies,  who 
hoped  to  find  a  market  in  the  Rus- 
sian field." 

Fox  House  in  Phila. 

Site    Secured    Adjoining     a     Stanley 

House— Lease  for  30  Years— A 

$1,000,00  Theater  Talked  Of 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Philadelphia— The  Fox  Film  Corp. 
has  secured  a  site  at  16th  and  Mar- 
ket Sts.  upon  which  a  $1,000,000  thea- 
ter will  be  erected.  The  site  upon 
which  there  are  at  present  a  number 
of  stores  and  a  garage  adjoins  the 
Stanton  theater,  owned  by  the  Stan- 
ley Co.  of  America.  The  lease  will 
run  for  30  years  at  a  net  aggregate 
rental  of  $2,400,000.  The  property 
includes  Nos.  1600  to  1612  Market 
St.  and  has  on  the  16th  St.  side  five 
three  story  buildings,  two  on  the 
Market  St.  side  and  a  garage  adjoin- 
ing the  Stanton  theater.  The  lot 
measures   129  by  176  ft. 

Film  men  are  keenly  interested  in 
the  move  which  marks  the  entrance 
of  Fox  into  local  theatrical  circles. 
The  deal  comes  on  the  heels  of  the 
Griffith  transaction  (details  of  which 
will  be  found  elsewhere  in  this  is- 
sue). The  new  Fox  house  will  be 
about  three  blocks  away  from  the 
Stanley  theater  which  will  be  opened 
in  a  few  weeks. 

Blumenthal  In  On  Deal 

Ben  Blumenthal  controls  the  U.  F. 
A.  output  for  English  speaking  coun- 
tries and  if  a  deal  were  made  for 
England,  it  seems  likely  that  it  would 
have  been  negotiated  through  him. 

Lew  Cody  Here 

Lew   Cody   is   in  town   again   from 
the  coast.     Around  the  Lambs'  a  lot. 

Roberts  Replaces  White 
(Special  to   WID'S   DAILY) 

Chicago — Max  Roberts,  comedian, 
has  been  signed  by  Pinnacle  Come- 
dies for  a  series  of  pictures.  He  will 
replace  Leo  White,  who  recently 
came  here  from  the  coast  to  finish 
some  two  reelers.  Roberts  is  now 
on  his  way  to  the  coast  to  start  work 
at  the  Balshofer  studio. 

Some  changes  have  been  made  in 
the  executive  management  of  the  In- 
dependent Films  Ass'n,  who  will  dis- 
tribute the  Pinnacle  Comedies.  Eddy 
Eckles,  president,  will  make  his  head- 
quarters on  the  coast  and  Harry  Rice 
will  have  charge  of  home  office  and 
the  mid-west  territory.  An  office  will 
be  opened  in  New  York  to  handle  the 
east  and  a  member  of  the  firm  will 
be  in  charge  there.  With  Eckels  will 
go  Richard  Robertson,  publicity  di- 


Constance     Talmadge's     next 
ease,  scheduled  for  Jan.  31st,  will  be 
Mamma's  Affair." 

Saul  Rogers  of  Rogers  and  Rogers 
the  Fox  attorneys,  said  he  had  no 
statement  to  make  at  the  present  time 
regarding  the  above  dispatch. 

D.W.  as  an  Exhibitor 

(Continued    from    Page    1) 

weekly  business  of  $18,000.  It  was 
said  that  the  Griffith  organization 
felt  it  could  have  kept  the  picture 
for  six  months  in  Philadelphia,  but 
that  it  was  impossible  to  secure  a 

The  new  playhouse  will  be  the 
Philadelphia  home  tor  all  ■  Griffith 
productions,  to  be  presented  as  Grif- 
fith wants  them  presented  with  the 
complete  musical  scores  and  other 

An  effort  was  made  to  ascertain 
whether  or  not  Griffith  planned  to 
erect  theaters  wherever  he  felt  his 
productions  were  not  being  shown 
advantageously.  This  met  with  an 
evasive  reply. 

From  other  sources,  understood  to 
be  authentic,  it  was  learned  that 
Griffith  will  have  his  own  theater  on 
Broadway  in  about  a  year. 

Site  in   Heart  of  City 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Philadelphia — The  site  of  the  pro- 
posed Griffith  theater  at  the  north- 
west corner  of  Broad  and  Locust 
Sts.,  is  in  the  heart  of  the  city,  the- 
atrically and  from  a  business  stand- 
point. There  is  no  picture  theater  in 
the  immediate  vicinity,  the  nearest 
being   the   Stanton   and   Regent. 

Breaks    50    Year    Record 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
^Providence,  R.  I.— "Way  Down 
East"  for  the  week  which  closed 
Saturday  night  did  $13,076.50,  a  fig- 
ure which  breaks  every  record  held 
by  the  Providence  Opera  House. 
The  theater  has  been  showing  at- 
tractions for  SO  years. 


"Passion"  a  Stupendous 
Drama— A  Cinema  Triumph 

Critics  and  Exhibitors  Unite  in  Telling  of  Money-Making 
Qualities  in  First  National  Picture 


"A  picture  filmed  with  superlative  masterliness  and  artistic  splen- 
dor—surpassing beauty  of  staging,  rich  in  dramatic  moments,  tense 
and  impressively  acted.  Pola  Negri  is  an  actress  of  ability  and  rare 
personal  charm  and  grace.  It  is  a  super  drama  of  two  and  a  half 
hours  run,  magnificently  staged  and  beautifully  photographed.  Its 
scenes  are  stupendous.  No  one  can  afford  to  miss  this  picture.  It 
is  one  of  the  cinema  triumphs  of  the  year."— Atlantic  City  Gazette. 

19    AND    PHYLLIS 

"Charles  Ray  will  bring  back  all  your  youth  to  you  in  this  pic- 
ture. Never  has'  he  surpassed  the  humor  in  these  situations.  He 
simply  couldn't  be  more  serious— nor  funnier.  He  has  never  done 
anything  better.  A  fine  film.  It  will  drive  the  blues  away  and  it 
is  medicine  to  the  cynic  and  the  scoffer."— New  York  Daily  News. 


"This  farce  comedy  forgets  that  it  is  on  the  silent  screen  and 
becomes  an  uproar.  It  literally  'woke  'em  up.'  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Carter 
De  Haven  are  capital  comedians  and  are  making  merriment  for 
everyone  at  the   Kinema  theatre."— Los  Angeles   Examiner. 


"King  Vidor's  consummate  daring  in  defying  all  traditions  to 
make  a  different  play  cannot  but  enlist  admiration.  It  is  a  human, 
every-day  story.  Simple  sympathy  and  throbbing  heart  beats  in- 
vade our  inner  selves."— Los  Angeles  Evening  Express. 


"Katherine    MacDonald    excellent    in    a    very    good    picture." 

Raymond  Gear,  Mayflower  Theatre,  Florence,  Kas. 


"One    of    the    classiest    pictures    we    ever    ran    and    pleased    all, 
classes.     Book  it.     You  cannot  go  wrong."— Pfeiffer   Bros.,   Grand 
Opera  House,  Kenton,  Ohio. 

YES     OR     NO 

"Norma  Talmadge  excellent.  A  very  good  picture.  Will  play 
return  date."— W.  M.  Roob,  Grand  Theatre,  Port  Washington,  Wis. 

First  National  Attractions 

That's  Another  Reason  Why 

There'll  be  a  Franchise  everywhere 


Tuesday,  January  11,  1923 

Newspaper  Opinions 

"The  Love  Light" — United  Artists 

WORLD— Mary    Pickford,    not    so    pretty, 
SO    young,    not   so   convincing   as   the  little 
curly    haired    girl     who    became    famous,     was 
seen  at    the    Capitol.    *         *    Jlore- 

over,    this  i    "star"    film.      Everybody    else 

steps    out    of    the    picture    to    let    Alary    act. 
It   is  a  perfect  acknowledgment  that  one  per- 
innot    "make"    a    picture. 

TRIBUNE— "The  Love  Light"  is  a  fas- 
cinating tor:  beautifully  produced  and  mar- 
velously  well  acted.  Alter  so  long  an  ab- 
sence Mary  Pickford  has  returned  to  the 
screei  thing   that    is  very   much   worth 

while.    '    *  * 

HERALD — Our  Mary.'s  some  doll  at  the 
big  Capitol,  with  "The  Love  Light"  aglow 
in  her  eyes,  and  in  your  divan  as  you  snugly 
loll  you  regret   she  must  agonize. 

'J"  I  MLS--"  *  •  They  have  produced  a  pho- 
toplay well  above  the  average  on  the  whole 
and   really   excellent    in   many    particulars. 

i  ELEGRAM— «  Not    onlj    an    unus- 

ual story  for  the  screen,  but  a  startling  dis- 
closure of  the  emotional  powers  of  Miss 

MAIL — Despite  the  gloom  that  pervades 
a  good  deal  of  it,  Pickford  fans  are  going 
to  like  it  because  it  shows  their  favorite  at 
her  best. 

POST— The  material  of  Mary  Pickford's 
latest  photoplay,  while  not  startlingly  new, 
is  good  enough  to  make  a  really  moving 
piece,  and  it  doesn't.  The  story  is  made  up 
of  episodes,  more  or  less  hung  together.  * 

SUN — Frances  Marion  has  provided  her 
with  a  story  much  more  dramatic  than  usual, 
and  the  sea  does  the  rest. 

GLOBE — The  film  is  interesting  because 
of  this  radical  departure,  and  also  because 
of  its  photographic  studies,  which  are  beau 
tiful    and    original. 

American,  Daily  Xews,  Journal  and  Even- 
ing   World    made    no    comment. 

"The    Inside    of   the    Cup"— F.    P.-L. 

WORLD — The  finest  motion  picture  of  its 
type  presented  in  New   York   this  season.  *  *  * 

AMERICAN—*  *  *  For  the  film  drama  is 
the  most  gripping,  the  most  essentially  hu- 
man document  that  has  been  seen  on-  the 
screen   in   some   time. 

DAILY  NEWS—*  *  *  Has  been  perfect- 
ly  east,  well  acted,  and  is  provided  with  ex- 
cellent   settings. 

HERALD — Society's  evils,  and  all  the  boll 
weevils  infesting  life  strongly  are  drawn. 
»  *  *■ 

JOURNAL — One  of  the  most  human  and 
most     powerful    motion     picture     productions. 

TELEGRAM— This    great    book    makes 

great    film. 

MAIL  "     Capellani    has    produced    a 

of  the  church  that  is  tense,  gripping, 
powerful  and  wholly  absorbing  from  the 
first    >cene   to    the   last    fadeout. 

SUN—  "         '   The   engagement   should   be  a 
long    one.    *  /    *    It    is    a   story   replete    with 


Tribune.    Times,    Post    and    Evening    World 
made    no    comment. 

"The  Frontier  of  the  Stars"— F.  P.-L. 

WORLD  A  prize  fight  scene  in  a  Bow- 
ii>  saloon  lits  into  the  screen  capabilities  of 
M.r  Meighan  well,  and  the  scenes  taken  in 
i  ohej     Island    brought    rounds    of   applause. 

HERALD — Charles  Maigne,  the  director, 
hat  is  chaste. 

TELEGRAM—*  *  *  He  presents  the  char- 
acter with  that  unfailing  skill  which  has 
made    him    the   admiration   of   many   film   fans. 

POST — There  are,  however,  compensa- 
tions in  "The  Frontier  of  the  Stars."  It's 
a  good  title  and  there  is  the  ever-present 
sincerity  of  the  star,  pleasing  and  strong 
without    the    affectation    of    strength. 

American,  Daily  News,  Tribune,  Times, 
Journal,  Mail,  Sun  and  Evening  World  made 
no    comment. 

"Polly    With   a    Past"— Metro 

WOULD—*  Miss    Claire   stamps    her- 

self  as  being  entirely  capable  of  acting  be- 
fore   the    camera    with    success. 

TRIBUNE — Polly  is  not  nearly  so  effect- 
ive on  the  screen  as  she  was  on  the  stage. 
*  But  Miss  Claire  does  not  screen  well 
and    the    lighting    was    bad. 

HERALD — Ina  Claire  *  '  *  smiles  her 
way  to  all  hearts  at  the  Rivoli.  In  "Polly 
With  a  Past"  she  does  a  French  wink,  quite 
discreet,     but     still     rather     frivolly.        In     her 

debut   Miss   Claire  may   be  said  to  be  "there." 

*   *    * 

TIMES  Nevertheless  the  photoplay  is  an 
amusing  trifle,  and  Miss  Claire  is  quite  suit- 
ed to  the  camera.  She  does  not  lack  facial 
vivacity,  and  succeeds  in  communicating  her 
gay    mood   silently. 

TELEGRAM—*  *  *  Every  bit  as  delight- 
ful and  amusing  as  it  was  on  the  spoken 
stage.    *    *    * 

GLOBE— It  is  really  not  Polly's  fault,  for 
she  makes  an  engaging  little  picture  which 
faithfully  follows  the  adventures  of  the 
original  madcap  played  with  much  spright- 
liness  by   Ina  Claire.   *  *  * 

American,  Daily  News,  Journal,  Mail  Post, 
Sun   and   Evening   World   made  no   comment. 


Space   for   Film   Exchange  with  vault  and 

re- wind    room.       Address    B-2, 


"The  Isle  of  Destiny' 

FIVE     REELS     Featuring 




V.— NO.  N.  J.— To  Specialty  Photoplays, 
Inc.,  N.  Y. 

E.  PA.— SO.  N.  J.— To  Eastern  Film  Distrib- 
uting Co.,  Phila. 

MD.  —  DEL.  — DIST.  OF  COL.  —  VA.  —  To 
Square  Deal  Film  Corp.,  Baltimore,   Md. 

TENN.— NO.  &  SO.  CAR.  —  GA.  —  FLA.— 
ALA. —  MISS.  — LA.  — To  Arthur  C. 
Bromberg  Attractions,  Atlanta,  Ga. 

I  Tucker  Bros.,  Oklahoma  City. 

For  your  territory  write  or  wire  to 

RIALTO  FILM  CO.,  117  West  46  Street,  New  York  City 


"The    Great   Adventure"— 1st   Nat'l 

WORLD — Yes,  Mr.  Barrymore  is  a 

HERALD — Barrymore  plays  the  part  with 
much  humorous  art ;  Doris  Rankin's  a  fetch- 
ing  young   widow.    *   *   * 

TELEGRAM — Lionel  Barrymore  plays 
with  humorous  art.  *  *  * 

MAIL — *   *    *    Extremely   well   done. 

SUN — Lionel  Barrymore  *  *  *  proves  his 
histrionic  genius  by  his  ability  to  portray 
another  type  of  genius — a  painter — and  do  it 
so  convincingly  one  can  almost  smell  the 

American.  Daily  Xews,  Tribune,  Times, 
Journal,  Post  and  Evening  World  made  no 

"Behold  the  Man"— Pathe 

TRIBUNE—*  *  *  As  a  tale  for  little  folk, 
it  is  very  pleasing.  For  an  adult  it  is  not 
so  satisfactory,  for  the  interest  is  not  con- 
sistently sustained.  *  '  But  in  spite  of 
these  few  drawbacks  the  picture  is  well 
worth  while.  The  reverent  way  in  which 
the  subject  matter  has  been  handled  will 
p  ease    i .-\  cry   audience. 

GLOBE — The  religious  story  has  been  de- 
veloped   with    all    dignity    and   reverence. 

All    other   papers    made    no    comment. 

Vera    Gordon    in    Select    Special 

Vera  Gordon  appears  in  a  new  Se- 
lect special,  "The  Greatest  Love,"  di- 
rected by  Henry  Kolker. 

Hazza  in  Deal  With   Nathanson 

(.Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Edmonton,  Alta. — It  is  understood 
that  John  Hazza  has  perfected  an  ar- 
rangement whereby  his  Empress 
theater  becomes  one  of  the  string  of 
theaters  of  the  Famous  Players-Ca- 
nadian Corp.  Hazza  closed  the  deal 
with  N.  L.  Nathanson,  who  origin- 
ally planned   to  build  a  theater  here. 

Pathe,  on  Jan.  30th,  will  release  the 
first  picture  of  the  Holman  Day  Ca- 
nadian Border  series,  "Lochinvar  of 
the  Line." 




We  still  have  some  territory 
open  on  high  class  one  and  five 
reel  subjects. 



Phone  61104       730  So.  Olive  St. 
Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

T.  E.  Hancock      John  J.  Hayes 

The  words 




are  stenciled  in  the  film 
margin  so  that  all  East- 
man Film  may  be  in- 
stantly identified. 



3— — —— —  i  i 

Tuesday,  January   11,  1921  IP  J  ft  ^"j"^  DAlLV 

I"  ■!■■!  ■■■■       I  Mi— ■■■■'    I 


Mr.  Producer,  Do  You  Want  to  Save  On 

The  Cost  of  Production  ? 

Florida,  with  the  finest  climatic  conditions  and  scenery,  has  all 
the  advantages  that  California  has.       Jacksonville  is  only  27 

hours   from   New  York  City. 



will  have  the  finest  equipped  studios  in  the  world  and  be  the 
last  word  in  motion  picture  production. 

Plus  this  wonderful  motion  picture  city  where  complete  ser- 
vice will  be  given  producers,  the  City  of  Jacksonville,  and  in 
fact  all  the  people  of  Florida,  stand  behind  this  gigantic  move- 
ment, ready  to  extend  the  motion  picture  industry  their  services 
and  a  hearty  welcome. 

This  welcome  means  that  producers  will  be  treated  in  the 
kindest  way.  We  assure  you  it  will  not  be  necessary  for  you 
to  form  your  own  buying  units;  we  pledge  ourselves  to  work 
with  you  hand  in  hand  in  making  your  productions  a  success 
from  both  an  artistic  and  financial  standpoint. 

If  further  interested,  address 

The  Jacksonville  Chamber  of  Commerce 

Motion  Picture  Committee 

W.    R.    CARTER,    Chairman 




Tuesday,  January  11,  1921 

Nothing  on  the  Shelf— 


Has  directed  Forty-two  Features 

All    Released   and    Proven 

Box    Office    Successes 

To  Be  Released 










314  EAST  34th  STREET     -     NEW  YORK  CITY 
Telephone    Murray    Hill    6562-6563 

In  the  f  halou 

■r*X  the  Dome 



Paul  Schof  ield 

Free  Lance 
Adaptations : :  Editing 


"Rose  of  Nome"— Fox  (West 

"Smilin'  All  the  Way"— David  But- 

"Girls  Don't  Gamble"— David  But- 

"Tiger's  Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 

"Just  Pals"— Fox  (West  Coast). 


"The    Quarry" — Meighan — Famous 


Hollywood,  Calif. 


All  unaware  of  the  evil  intent  in  Shepler's  heart,  Percival  smiled  down 
into  Curce's  eyes.  A  tense  moment  from  "The  Spenders,"  Benjamin  B. 
Hampton's  picturization  of  Harry  Leon  Wilson's  novel.  A  Hodkinson  re- 
lease.— Advt. 

The  21st  Exchange 

United  Artists  are  arranging  for 
the  opening  of  an  exchange  in  St. 
Louis.  This  means  the  21st  in  its 
present  chain. 

William  Shalit,  formerly  a  sales 
man  in  Boston,  is  now  conferring 
with  H.  D.  Buckley  regarding  the 
opening  of  the  office.  Buckley  has 
been  promoted  from  Kansas  City, 
Mo.,  to  the  Los  Angeles  branch. 
Walter  Rand,  until  now  in  charge  of 
the  Los  Angeles  branch,  has  been 
made  a  district  manager  with  super- 
vision over  Los  Angeles,  Seattle 
Denver  and  San  Francisco.  T.  Y. 
Henry  has  been  transferred  from 
Denver  to  Kansas  City,  where  he 
succeeds  Buckley,  while  Harry  Cas 
sidy,  formerly  at  Salt  Lake,  succeeds 
Henry  at   Denver. 

(Special  to  WTD'S  DAILY) 
Montreal  —  United  Artists  have 
opened  an  exchange  here  in  charge 
of  Mannie  Brown.  This  makes  the 
third  Canadian  office,  the  other  two 
being  in  Toronto  and  Winnipeg. 

Reichenbach  as  Champion 
Harry  Reichenbach  took  the  role 
of  champion  for  the  industry  yester- 
day when  the  Daily  News  published 
a  rather  lengthy  reply  prepared  by 
him  in  answer  to  the  first  of  a  series 
of  articles  the  News  published  on 
Saturday  regarding  the  wane  of  stars. 
Reichenbach  cited  the  names  of 
some  of  the  pictures  like  "Foolish 
Wives,"  "The  Queen  of  Sheba," 
"Man,  Woman  and  Marriage,"  and 
stated  that  the  picture  industry  like 
all  others  was  "shading  here  and 
there"  because  of  present  conditions. 

More  Stories 

The  Alton  Play  Bureau,  Inc.,  with 
offices  in  the  Longacre  Bldg.,  has 
completed  arrangements  whereby  it 
secures  motion  picture  rights  to  all 
of  the  fiction  storiet  published  in 
Success  Magazine  and  Outing  Maga- 
zine, extending  back  for  a  period  of 
years   and   terminating  with   1911. 

This  makes  the  third  publication 
that  Alton  has  lined  up,  the  other  be- 
ing, as  noted  in  WID'S  DAILY 
some  time  ago,    Pearson's   Magazine. 

Terriss   Finishes   Special 

Tom  Terriss  shot  his  last  scene 
for  "The  Heart  of  Maryland"  on  Sat- 

Plan  Picture  in  San  Antonio 

Bert  Lytell,  Maxwell  Karger  and 
company  leave  for  San  Antonio, 
Texas  tomorrow,  where  "Peace  and 
Quiet"  will  be  filmed.  It  is  planned 
to  make   the   entire   picture   there. 

Dinner  to  Hague 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Toronto — Clair  Hague  was  tend- 
ered a  dinner  at  the  King  Edward 
Hotel  by  Universal  employees,  in 
commemoration  of  his  10th  annivers- 
ary with  Universal. 

Farmers  to  Use  Films 
(Special  to   WID'S  DAILY) 

Chicago — William  E.  Skinner,  sec- 
retary of  the  National  Dairy  Associa- 
tion has  announced  plans  for  the  for- 
mation of  the  Farmers'  Film  Corp., 
to  produce  pictures  dealing  with 
problems    of    agriculture. 

Active  sponsors  for  the  company 
are  the  Federal  Department  of  Ag- 
riculture, the  American  Farm  Bureau 
Federation,  the  National  Dairy  Ass'n, 
the  American  Bankers'  Ass'n  and 
state   agricultural   colleges. 


OF     THE     TRADE 



56  Pine  St.,  1645   La  Brea  Av»  , 

New  York  City.  Hollywood.  r  ' 



The  Screen  Bulletin 

904    Fitzgerald    Bldg. Bryant   5612 


F.    A.    A.    DAHME,    INC., 

Art   Titles — Animation — Leaders 

220  W.  42nd  St. Bryant  6791 


Art    Titlei 

727   7th   Avenue  Bryant   561: 


Art    Titles 

245   West   47th   St.  New   Yorlt 



Half    Tones — Line    Engravers — Electrotypes 

225   W.  39th   St.        New   York        Bryant   862  : 


W.     J.      MO  RAT 

Enlarging   of    M.    P.    Film    Clips 

302    E.   33rd   St.  Phone   Vand.    736 



State  Right — Export  &   Import — Film   OVnf 

729    7th   Ave.  Bryant   9444 



Quality    Motion    Picture    Printing 

416-24    W.    216th    St.  Wadt.    3443- 


430  Claremont  Parkway       Tel.  Tremont  3761 

H.    J     Streyckmans,    General   Manager 


'Kessel    Kwality   Prints" 
Fort  Lee    N.  J.  Fort  Lee  22 


Motion    Picture    Specialists 
36   East  22d   St.  Phone   Gramercv   «' 


Quality    Printing   for    the    Trade 

188    W.    4th    St.  Spring    207' 


ESTEE    STUDIO    AND    LAB..     INC 

Studio — 209-219    E.    124th  Harlem    "• 

Stultin — *fi1     W      <?S»V  M«f"      •OS- 

LOS  Angeles 



Renting    Electric    Equipment 

1442    Gower    St.         Phones     Res.  Holly.  157 

Holly.  819 


AU   40RITY 

fOL.   XV       No.   10 

Wednesday,  January  12,  1921 

Price  5  Cents 

I  Complete  Schedule 

amous   Players   Announces    Release 
Until  Sept  1 — 49  From  March 
Through  August 

Famous  Players  yesterday  an- 
junced  its  compleie  release  schedule 
>r  the  film  year  wl  ich  ends  Aug  31. 
he  releases  throug  to  March  1  had 
:en  made  public  previously  but  now 
lose  that  are  to  follow  in  the  six 
onths  from  March  through  August 
■e  known. 

A  total  of  49  films  will  be  released 
that  period,  eight  each  month  with 
ie  exception  of  May,  when  nine  will 
i  available.  The  schedule  it  is  in- 
resting  to  note,  does  not  include  any 
■oductions  from  Cecil  DeMille  or 
eorge  Fitzmaurice,  but  on  the  other 
md  does  list  three  specials  from 
eorge  Melford  and  two  from  Wil- 
im  DeMille.  There  will  be  one  a 
ece     from     John     Robertson     and 

(Continued    on    Page   4) 

At  Three  Today 

Universal  won't  say  what  it's  all 
Dout  but  advises  film  folks  to  be 
•ound  the  Mecca  Bldg.  at  three 
clock  today.  Something  is  going 
i  happen. 

Four  Horsemen"  at  Astor  Theater 
Metro  has  leased  the  Astor  theater 
ir  an  indefinite  period,  commencing 
eb.  20  for  a  showing  of  "The  Four 
Norsemen  of  the  Apocalypse,"  which 
ie  company  has  frequently  stated  is 
[ie  most  ambitious  production  it  has 
rer  undertaken. 

I  Rex  Ingram,  director  and  June 
lathis  who  adapted  it  for  the  screen 
;ave  Hollywood  for  New  York  to- 
■ght  with  the  original  print  of  the 

More  Showings 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
i  Chicago — First    National     screened 
pita  Stewart  in  "Sowing  the  Wind" 
Isterday  morning,  and  "Man,  Wom- 

i  and  Marriage"  in  the  afternoon. 

Allen  Holubar  and  Dorothy  Phil- 
i>s  came  from  New  York  for  the 
ireening.      B.    P.    Schulberg   is    here 

r  the  Katherine  MacDonald  show- 
i?.  Other  visitors  are  Marshall 
i^ilan  and  James  R.  Grainger. 

Harry  Sherman  stopped  over.  He 
hves   for  the  coast  today. 

,Hurtt  Stromberg,  head  of  the 
'iomas  H.  Ince  publicity  department 
Is  arrived  from  Los  Angeles  in  con- 
lction  with  an  exploitation  campaign 
r  "Lying  Lips." 

.A  S.  Aaronson  of  Goldwyn  is  here. 
'So  "Doc"  Shallenberger,  of  Arrow 


"Vic"  Smith  Out 

At  peace  at  last  in  the  arms  of  the  only  man  she  really  ever  loved,  Nance 
Abbott  pledges  her  life  to  undoing  the  wrong  he  has  suffered  at  her 
hands.  A  dramatic  moment  from  Thomas  H.  Ince's  second  great  Asso- 
ciated Producers'  production,  "Lying  Lips,"  featuring  House  Peters  and 
Florence  Vidor.  Mr.  Ince,  who  directed  all  of  the  big  scenes  in  the  pic- 
ture, pronounces  it  his  biggest  and  best  since  the  famous  "Civilization."— 

Three  A  Year 

The  Opportunity  Film  Corp.  has 
been  incorporated  in  Albany.  The 
company  will  make  three  pictures  a 
year  in  the  east.  In  it  are  interested 
Louis  M.  Cohn,  Charles  W.  Chald- 
well  and  T.  L.  Griffith,  who  photo- 
graphed all  of  the  Lionel  Barrymore 
productions  for  Whitman-Bennett- 
First    National    release. 

It  is  expected  that  the  company  will 
start  actual  production  on  Feb.  15. 
Offices  have  been  opened  at  110  Wil- 
liam  St. 

A  $150,000  Company 
(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

A",nnv,  X.  Y. — Opportunity  Film 
Corp.  of  New  York  is  a  $150,000  cor- 
poration. The  incorporation  papers 
on  file  here  give  the  following  names: 
M.  M.  Henchel,  A.  H.  Bogan  and  H. 
Lederer  of  171  Morningside  Ave., 
New  York  City. 

Secures  More  Sites 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Toronto — It  is  understood  here 
that  N.  L.  Nathanson,  managing  di- 
rector of  the  Famous  Players-Cana- 
dian Corp.  has  secured  a  number  of 
sites  for  Paramount  theaters.  The 
report  has  it  that  property  in  the  fol- 
lowing cities  has  been  secured:  Cal- 
gary, Regina,  Moose  Jaw,  Brandon 
and  Swift  Current.  The  Aliens  are 
rather  strongly  fortified  in  all  of  these 

Emile  E.  Shauer,  foreign  manager 
for  Famous  Players,  when  asked  con- 
cerning the  report   said: 

"I  really  can't  confirm  it." 

Back  from  Cuba 

A.  Alperstein  and  J.  A.  Golden  have 
eturned     from     Cuba.       They     were 
there  about  five  weeks. 

^No  Longer   Studio   Manager  for  Fa- 
mous  Players — "Bob"   Kane 
His  Successor 

'Vic"  Smith,  who  has  been  studio 
manager  for  Famous  Players  in  the 
east  since  J.  N.  Naulty  left  the  Par- 
amount organization  in  May,  has  re- 
signed, effective  Saturday  last.  Rob- 
ert ("Bob")  Kane,  at  one  time  with 
the  Paralta  Co.  on  the  coast,  has 
been  named  to  succeed  Smith. 

Preparations  are  under  way  for  the 
opening  of  the  Long  Island  studio  on 
the  24th  of  the  month.  The  scenario 
department  under  Tom  Geraghty  is 
busy  whipping  scripts  into  shape  for 
immediate  production  once  the  plant 
resumes  operations. 

Walter  Wanger,  general  produc- 
tion manager  for  Famous  Players, 
did  not  care  to  make  any  comment 
on  the  change  yesterday. 

Lynch  Here 

S.  A.  Lynch  is  in  New  York  from 

Hill   Here   from    North   Carolina 

Roland  J.  Hill  of  Greensboro,  N. 
C,  is  in  town  for  a  few  days.  He 
owns  nine  theaters  in  North  Carolina. 

Swan   Case   Thrown    Out 

v  special  to  WID'S  DrtlLxj 
Omaha — Because  William  Swan, 
formerly  owner  of  the  Swan,  Colum- 
bus, Neb.,  named  as  a  defendant  a 
man  whom  he  admitted  had  no  right 
to  be  there,  his  suit  for  $326,000 
against  A.  H.  Blank  and  the  Film 
Board  of  Trade  of  Omaha,  was 
thrown  out  of  court.  Swan  has  not 
yet  renewed  the  suit.     * 

Motion  picture  men  who  were 
greatly  interested  in  the  litigation  say 
they  believe  there  is  no  chance  now 
of  it  being  renewed.  The  case  was 
called  for  trial  in  Columbus,  Neb., 
but  it  was  of  short  duration. 

No  Statement  Yet 
No  statement  has  been  issued  by 
Andre  Himmel  or  Gustav  J.  Fleisch- 
man  of  the  Fleischman  Construction 
Co.  regarding  the  plans  of  the  $100,- 
000,000  Franco-American  Cinemato- 
graph Corp. 

It  will  be  recalled  that  several 
weeks  ago  Himmel  promised  to  issue 
a  statement  relative  to  the  plans  of 
his  company  after  several  conferences 
with  the  board  of  directors  of  the 
corporation.  It  was  learned  yester- 
day from  the  offices  of  the  Fleisch- 
man Construction  Co.  that  confer- 
ences were  still  being  held  and  that 
there  was  nothing  to  say  at  this  time. 








VJl.  XV  No.  10      Wed.  Jan  12  1921      Price  5  Cents 

Copyright  1920.  Wid's  Film  and  Film  Folki. 
Ibc  Published  Daily  at  71-73  West  44th  St.. 
Hew  York,  N.  Y..  by  WID'S  FILMS  and 

t.  C.  ("Wid")  Gunning,  President  and  Treas- 
urer; Joseph  Bannenberg,  Vice-President 
and  Editor;  J.  W.  Alicoate, 'Secretary  and 
Business   Manager. 

Entered  as  second-class  matter  May  21,  1918. 
it  the  post  office  at  New  York,  N.  Y.,  under 
the  act  of  March  3,  1879. 
Terms  (Postage  free)  United  States,  Outside 
of  Greater  New  York,  $10.00  one  year;  6 
months,  $5.00;  3  months,  $3.00.  Foreign, 
$15.00.  .  ,      • 

Subscribers   should   remit   with   order. 
Addr-ss      ail      communications      to      WID'S 
DAILY,    71-73    West    44th    St.,    New 
York.    N.    Y. 
Telephone:      Vanderbilt.    45S1-4S52-5SS8 
Hollywood,  California 
Editorial  and   Business  Offices:     6411   Holly 
wood    Blvd.      Phone,    Hollywood    1603. 
London     Representative — W.    A.     William 
on,    Kinematograph    Weekly.    85    LongAcre. 
London,   W.   C.  2.      .  T        „  ,.,     _ 

Paris    Representative — Le    Film.    144    Rae 
If  ontmartre. 


Bid.  Asked.  Sale 

Famous  Plavers   . .   53         55         54}4 

do   pfd 80        8VA     8O/2 

*Goldwyn   -K      5/ 

D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc Not  quoted 

Loew's,   Inc.,    17%     W&     17  H 

Triangle    7/16     7/16     7/16 

World  Film   Not  quoted 

♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Lee  Stories  to  Be  Filmed 
B.  Virginia  Lee,  the  norvelist,  has 
arrived  from  California  to  confer 
with  Harry  Chandlee  and  William 
B.  Laub  on  the  adaptation  of  her 
stories  to  pictures.  Chandlee  and 
Laub  will  not  only  confer  with  her 
on  her  stories  and  write  the  conti- 
nuities but  will  also  edit  and  title  the 
finished   productions. 

Changes  in   Omaha 
(By  wire  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Omaha — S.  L.  Mclntir.e,  for  years 
manager  of  tbe  Metro  exchange,  has 
gone  to  be  manager  at  Atlanta,  and 
C.  R.  Osborne,  formerly  with  the 
Metro  in  Chicago,  succeeds  him. 

P.  J.  Swift,  manager  of  the  Para- 
mount exchange,  has  been  promoted 
to  an  eastern  exchange,  and  H.  I. 
Krause,  formerly  manager  at  Bos- 
ton, has  been  installed  as  manager 

New  Film  for  Forward  Distributors 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Philip  H.  White  of 
Forward  Film  Distributors,  Inc.,  has 
secured  through  B.  A.  Goodman  a 
five  reel  western,  "Hearts  of  the 
Open  Range,"  featuring  Milburn  Mo- 
rante,  and  has  shipped  the  negative 
to  the  home  office  in  New  York.  Two 
more  five  reel,  subject  sare  being  pre- 

■"Godless    Men"    has    been    booked 
at  the  Capitol  the  week  of  Jan.  30. 

At  Broadway  Theaters 


Mary  Pickt'oni's  first  picture  since  "Suds" 
is  the  feature  at  the  Capitol  this  week.  It 
is  called  ''The  Love  Light,"  and  was  written 
and  directed  by  Frances  Marion.  The  open- 
ing number  on  the  program  is  the  overture 
"Queen  of  Sheba."  The  next  is  a  Butter- 
fly Ballet.  Mile.  Gambarelli  "  and  dancers 
perform  behind  a  transparent  screen  upon 
which  thrown  a  butterfly  film,  a  Prizma 
color  subject.  The  Capitol  News  is  next. 
"Italian  Fantasy"  is  the  prologue  to  the  fea- 
ture. Erik  B>  e  is  tbe  soloist  assisted  by  the 
Capitol  ensemble,  the  Capitol  ballet  corps. 
Mmle.    Gambarelli    and    Alexander    Oumansky. 


The  new  bill  opening  at  the  Criterion  on. 
Tanua'ry  9th  presents  the  Cosmopolitan  pro- 
duction of  Winston  Churchill's  novel,  "The 
Inside  of  the  Cup."  Hugo  Riesenfeld  has 
arranged  a  prologue  with  a  genuine  eccle- 
siastical atmosphere.  Gladys  Rice  sings 
Gounod's  "Ave  Maria."  Other  numbers  are 
a  Post-Nature  picture.  "A  Barefoot  Boy," 
and  the  opening  overture  dansant,  "Blue 
Danube  Waltz."  in  which  a  number  of  girls 
and  a .  lone  man  (much  out  of  place)  take 
part   in   a   pantomime    dance. 


The  overture  is  "The  Sorcerer's  Appren- 
tice," with  a  spoken  prologue  by  Maurice 
Cass.  The  Magazine  and  Aria  from  "La 
Juive"  by  Emanuel  List  precede  Thomas 
Meighan's  latest  Paramount  feature  "The 
Frontier  of  the  Stars,"  an  Albert  Terhune 
story.  Clyde  Cook  in  "All  Wrong,"  and  the 
organ  solo  conclude. 


Tna  Claire  in  her  first  Metro  production 
"Polly  With  a  Past"  in  which  she  also  scored 
a  hit  on  the  stage,  is  the  feature  attraction 
tlm  week  at  the  Rivoli.  The  overture  is 
"Poet  and  Peasant."  The  Pictorial  is  next. 
"Wild  Men  oj'  Africa,"  consisting  of  pictures 
taken  by  the  Paramount-Vandenbergh  Expe- 
dition are  shown  following  a  short  lecture  by 
Dr.  Leonard  J.  Vandenbergh.  "Herbertiana" 
is  rendered  by  Grace  Foster  and  Ralph  Soule, 
assisted  by  the  Rivoli  chorus  and  dancers. 
"The  Conductor,"  a  Bobby  Bump's  comedy 
is  also  on  the  bill.  The  organ  is  "Scottish 


"Festival"  is  the  first  number  played  by 
the  orchestra.  Then  comes  the  Topical  Re- 
view and  a  scenic  "Frivolous  Fiji,"  a  Chester 
picture.  A  vocal  prologue  "A  Drama"  is 
rendered  by  Walter  Vaughan,  tenor. 
Lionel  Barrymore  in  his  latest  Whitman  Ben- 
nett production  "The  Great  Adventure"  is 
the  feature  Carlo  Ferretti,  baritone,  sings 
"Mari,  Mari."  Clyde  Cook  in  "All  Wrong" 
is  the  comedy  offering  and  the  organ  solo  con- 
sists   of    selections    from    "Faust." 

"  Louis  H.  Chalif,  dancing  teacher, 
assisted  David  G.  Fischer  in  the 
dance  scenes  in  "In  the  Shadow  of 
the   Dome." 

Levey  Film  Shown  Today 
Tbe  premier  showing  of  "The  Por- 
celain Lamp"  will  be  held  at  the 
Strand  this  morning  under  auspices 
of  the  Educational  Department  of 
the  National  Automobile  Chamber  of 

The  picture  was  produced  by  the 
Harry  Levey  Service  Corp.  and  is  in 
five  reels. 

S.  &  E.  Sales 

Shenfield  &  Ennis  report  sales  on 
"Cowboy  Jazz"  for  Texas.  Oklahoma 
and  Arkansas  to  L.  C.  Baxlej-  At- 
tractions, Dallas,  and  Maurice  Less 
Attractions.  Terre  Haute,  Ind..  for 
that  state. 

The  exhibitor,  as  a  citizen, 
may,  or  may  not,  favor 
the  league  of  nations; — 
as  an  exhibitor,  however, 
he  is  certainly  in  favor  of 
RITCHEY   posters. 



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No.  4 
PASADENA,      CAL.— Rolling      gardens      of 
flowers.     Artistic  displays  of  blossoms- delight 
the    eyes    of    thousands    at    the    city's    Rose 

NEW  YORK  CITY— Unemployed  march  on 
church.  Battalion  of  men  out  of  work  form 
unique  procession  on  way  to  attend  services 
at  Trinity. 

COCHRANE,  CANADA— Lost  balloonists 
return  to  civilization.  Three  airmen  who 
were  exposed  to  cold  and  starvation  in  artic 
•wilderness  make  their  way  southward  to  the 
nearest   settelment. 

First  and  exclusive  pictures  of  Moose  Fac- 
tory where  the  balloonists  landed. 
PASADENA,  CAL. — West  triumphs  over 
East  in  football.  California  University  de- 
feats Ohio  State  University  in  spirited  game 
on  gridiron. 

NEW  YORK  CITY — Greet  successor  to  the 
late  Terence  MacSwiney.  Daniel  J.  O'Cal- 
laghan.  Lord  Mayor  of  Cork,  who  came  here 
as  a  stowaway,  gets  enthusiastic  welcome. 
KENT,  WASHINGTON— Flood  inundates 
town.  Great  damage  is  caused  to  surround- 
ing cottages  and  farms  as  the  White  River 
overflows  banks. 

SAN  PEDRO,  CAL. — Terror  of  war  zone 
sent  to  watery  grave.  German  submarine 
UB-88,  which  destroyed  16  Allied  merchant- 
men, is  sunk  by  shell  fire — towing  out  to  sea. 
LOOKING  FORWARD— What  will  the 
year  1921  contribute  to  the  progress  of  man- 
kind. .Cartoonist  Bert  Green  depicts  the  in- 
ventions of  past  years  that  have  made  epochs 
in  the  history  of  civilization. 


Coast  Brevities 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Hollywood — With    the   shooting  of 
scenes  on  Santa  Rosa  Island,   Edwin 
Carewe  finished  "The  Tornado." 

After  a  three  months'  visit  to  New 
York,  John  M.  Stahl,  director,  has 
returned  to  resume  production  activi- 
ties for  Louis  B.  Mayer. 

T.  Hayes  Hunter  has  started  pro- 
duction on  the  Dial  Film  version  of 
Irving  Bacheller's  "The  Light  in  the 
Clearing"  for  Hodkinson  release. 

John  Howard,  formerly  manager 
of  exploitation  for  Famous  Players, 
at  San  Francisco,  has  been  appointed 
director  of  publicity  at  the  new  Mis- 
sion theater. 

E.  Mason  Hopper  will  direct  "The 
Bridal  Path,"  the  stage  play  by 
Thompson  Buchanan.  Richard  Dix 
will  play  the  leading  role,  and  Mar- 
cia  Manon  has  been  cast  in  an  im- 
portant part. 

Frank  Lloyd,  who  recently  finished 
"A  Tale  of  Two  Worlds"  "for  Gold- 
wyn,  will  start  soon  on  "The  Alibi," 
an  original  story  by  Charles  Kenyon, 
House  Peters,  in  the  leading  role,  will 
be  supported  by  Irene  Rich,  Sydney 
Ainsworth   and   DeWitt   C.   Jennings. 

Leroy  Scott's  first  original  screen 
story,  "The  Night  Rose,"  a  tale  of 
the  underworld,  has  been  put  into 
continuity  form  by  the  author,  as- 
sisted by  Arthur  F.  Statter.  Wallace 
Worlsley  will  direct  and  Beatrice  Joy 
will  play  the  title  role. 


Buys  Foreign  Rights 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Following  the  report 
of  the  deal  by  Special  Pictures  with 
Federated  Film  Exchanges  of  Ameri- 
ca, comes  the  statement  from  the 
offices  of  Louis  W.  Thompson  that 
the  foreign  rights  for  all  Special  Pic- 
tures output  have  been  sold  to  J.  C. 
Wainright   of   England. 

Wainright  who  was  here  about 
three  weeks  ago,  will  control  the  en- 
tire foreign  rights  for  the  Ford  Sterl- 
ing, Louise  Fazenda,  Chester  Con- 
klin,  Neely  Edwards,  Reggie  Morris, 
Milburn  Moranti  and  Charlotte  Mer- 
riam  comedies;  the  Clayplay  reels  in 
animated  mud,  the  Comedyart  pro- 
ductions, the  Sunset-Burrud  scenics, 
and  the  Artcolor  scenics. 

The    Brockliss    Suit 

Regarding  the  suit  filed  against 
J.  Frank  Brockliss,  Inc.,  by  the  Com- 
monwealth Film  Co.  over  the  for- 
eign rights  of.  "The  Invisible  Ray," 
a  serial,  the  Brockliss  Co.  states: 

"We  wish  to  point  out  that  the 
Frohman  Amusement  Co.  has  never 
delivered  a  negative  of  the  motion 
picture  serial  in  question,  'The  Invis- 
ible Ray.'  The  Brockliss  Co.  has 
never  felt  under  obligation  to  pay 
additional  money  to  the  Frohman  Co. 
until  the  negative  was  delivered. 
They  have  already  paid  very  much 
in  excess  of  the  amount  that  should 
have  been  paid  under  the  circum- 

G.  M.  Corp.  Dissolves. 
Albany,    N.    Y.— The    G.    M.    Film 
Printing  Corp.  has  filed  notice  of  its 
dissolution    with    the      secretary      of 


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23  E.  4th  ST. 

SPRING  8303 

Furnished    for    all    purposes.  . 

Suite   1603   Candler  Building 
Phone  Bryant  6558 



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Wednesday,  January  12,  1921 

Daniel  Leaves  S.  and  S. 

(By  wire  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Pittsburgh,  Pa.— S.  Daniel,  presi- 
dent of  the  S.  and  S.  Film  and  Sup- 
ply Co.,  has  resigned  from  that  or- 
ganization after  two  years  of  active 
participation  in  its  affairs.  Daniel 
has  no  definite  plans  at  the  present 
time  but  it  is  expected  that  he  will 
remain  in  the  film  business  in  some 

For  Sale  or  Rent 

The  best  studio  in  Culver  City, 
Calif.  On  5-acre  plot.  Stage, 
100  ft.  by  240  ft.,  fully  equipped. 
Immediate  possession. 


B-91,   Hollywood   Office 

Wid's  Daily 


2  Brand  New  Cameras 
2  Brand  New  Latest  Debrie 
2  Brand  New  Latest  Pathe  profes- 
sional     completly      equipped  —  extra 
lenses       magazine       boxes — carrying 
cases —  tripods — Iris — masks —  etc.,— = 

Will  dispose  very  reasonable — 
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314  EAST  34th  STREET     -     NEW  YORK  CITY 
Telephone    Murray    Hill    6562-6563 

A  Complete  Schedule 

(Continued    from    Page    1) 

Charles  Maigne.  William  S.  Hart 
has  three  and  with  them  his  Famous 
Players  contract  expires.  Maye  Mur- 
ray has  only  one;  "The  Gilded  Lily." 
The  complete  schedule,  by  months, 
follows : 


George  Melford  Prod. :  "The  Faith 
Healer";  Hugh  Ford  Prod.:  "The  Call"  of 
Youth'' ;  Thomas  Meighan  in  "The  Easy 
Road" ;  Cosmopolitan  Prod. :  "Straight  Is 
the  Way";  William  S.  Hart  in  "O'Malley 
of  the  Mounted";  Robert  Z.  Leonard  special, 
The    Gilded    Lily,"    starring    Mae    Murray 


Albany,  N.  Y. — Arnold  Picture  Co., 
New  York.  Capital,  $60,000.  Incor- 
porators, A.  A.  Kline,  E.  and  M.  For- 
gash,  419  St.  5th  St.,  Brooklyn. 

Albany,  N.  Y.— Celtic  Photo  Plays, 
New  York.  Capital,  $200,000.  In- 
corporators, Y.  1.  Ford,  T.  A.  Kirby 
and  T.  Egan,  135  E.  95th  St. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Blue  Bird  Amuse- 
ment Co.,  New  York.  Capital,  $30,- 
000.       Incorporators,    A.     Gluckman 

Dorothy    Dalton    in    "The    Teaser";    and    an    M.    I.    Gluckman    and    J.    Cohen,    562 
Ince  special,  "Beau  Revel."  Bedford   Ave.,    Brooklyn. 


William  DeMille  Prod.:  "What  Every 
Woman  Knows";  Roscoe  Arbuckle  in  "The 
Dollar  a  Year  Man" ;  Marion  Davies  in 
"Buried  Treasure"  ;  John  S.  Robertson  Prod.: 
"Sentimental  Tommy";  William  D.  Taylor 
Prod.:  "The  Witching  Hour";  Douglas  Mac- 
Lean  in  "The  Home  Stretch" ;  Wallace  Reid 
in  "The  Love  Special" ;  and  a  Hugh  Ford 
Prod.,  "The  Great  Day." 


■  Dover,  Del. — Film  Merit  Corp. 
Capital,  $100,000.  Incorporators,  C. 
T.  Cohee,  C.  B.  Outten  and  S.  L. 
Mackey,   Wilmington. 

Betty  Compson  at  Capitol 

Betty   Compson's   first   starring  ve- 
( hide    for    Goldwyn,      "Prisoners      of 
Thomas  Meighan  in  "The  Quarry";  Cos- '  Love,"  is  the  feature  at  the   Capitol 

mopohtan  Prod.:  "Prox:es";  George  Mel-  '  f_r  „  ,,,PP1,  Kpo-inni'no-  nn  SJnnHav 
ford  Prod.:  "The  Money  Master";  William  jP,r.  a  W.??k,  beginning  Otl  bunciay. 
S.  Hart  in  "The  Whistle";  Sidney  Chaplin  This  Will  be  Miss  Compson  s  first 
in  "King,  Queen,  Joker";  Dorothy  Gish  in  appearance  since  "The  Miracle  Man." 
"Oh,     Jo";     Lois     Weber     Prod.:     "What's  * 

Worth  While" :  Gloria  Swanson  in  "The 
Great  Moment,"  and  Elsie  Ferguson  in 
"Sacred  and  Profane  Love." 


Roscoe  Arbuckle  in  "The  Traveling  Sales- 
man" ;  Cosmopolitan  Prod. :  "The  Wild 
Goose";  Thomas  Meighan  in  "Billy  Kane';; 
Jnce  special.  "The  Bronze  Bell";  Douglas 
MacLean  in  "One  A  Minute":  Donald  Crisp 
Prod. :  "Appearances" ;  Ethel  Clayton  in 
"Sham";  and  a  William  DeMille  Prod.:  title 
not  yet  decided  upon. 


Lois  Weber  Prod. :  "Married  Strangers" ; 
Marion  Davies  in  "The  Bride's  Play" ;  Wal- 
lace Reid  in  "Watch  My  Smoke" ;  Dorothy 
Dalton  in  "In  Men's  Eyes" ;  "The  Mystery 
Road";  Billie  Burke  in  a  picture  as  yet  un- 
titled ;  a  Charles  Maigne  Prod. :  tentatively 
titled.  "The  Lifted  Veil";  and  Gloria  Swan- 
son    in    "Everything    for    Sale." 


Cosmopolitan  Prod. :  "Get-Rich-Quick  Wal- 
lingford",'  William  S.  Hart  in  "Traveling 
On";  Douglas  MacLean  in  ah  Ince  produc- 
tion as  yet  untitled ;  Thomas  Meighan  in 
"The  Tall  Timbers" ;  Ethel  Clayton  in  "The 
Almighty  Dollar" ;  Roscoe  Arbuckle  in 
''Three  Miles  Out";  "The  Princess  of  New 
York" ;  and  a  George  Melford  Prod. :  "You 
Can't    Fool    Your    Wife." 

Ready  for  Fight  in  Montreal 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Montreal — Albert  L.  Grey  and  J. 
J.  McCarthy  of  the  Griffith  organiza- 
tion have  arrived  from  New  York  to 
fight  the  decision  of  the  Quebec 
Board  of  Censors  in  banning  "Way 
Down  East."  The  Griffith  forces 
have  brought  the  matter  into  the 

Charged  With  Crowding  Aisles 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
St.  Louis — Joseph  Erber  of  Erber's 
Theater,  Collinsville  Ave.,  East  St. 
Louis,  was  arrested  by  Chief  of  Po- 
lice Mulconnery  Saturday  night  on 
a  charge  of  permitting  crowding  in 
the  aisles.  Erber  now  has  under 
construction  a  $500,000  theater  to  seat 
2,500   near   his   present   house.   • 

Dinner  for  Thring 

The  officers,  council  and  commit- 
tees of  The  Authors'  League  and  its 
affiliated  guilds  will  tender  a  farewell 
dinner  to  G.  Herbert  Thring,  the  sec- 
retary of  the  Incorporated  Society 
of  Authors,  Playwrights  and  Com- 
posers of  England  tonight  at  Del- 

Among  those  present  will  be:  Rex 
Beach,  C.  B.  Falls,  Owen  Davis,  Ellis 
Parker  Butler,  Charles  E.  Chambers, 
F.  G.  Cooper,  Thomas  Geraghty, 
Edward  Childs  Carpenter,  Luther 
Reed  and  Jerome  Kern. 

Two    three    inch    lens,     120    degree 
shutter,   two   magazines,   tripod   car- 
rying case. 

303    Candler   Building 

Showing  for  Toronto  Censors 
(Special  to  WID'S   DAILY) 

Toronto — Theodore  Mitchell  of  the 
Griffith  organization  is  here  from 
New  York  to  show  "Way  Down 
East"  to  the  Provincial  Board  of 

Lytell  Plans  Changed 
Bert  Lytell  and  company  will  not 
leave  for  San  Antonio  today  as  plan- 
ned. He  will  next  make  "The  Man 
Who,"  a  Saturday  Evening  Post 
story  in  New  York  and  produce 
"Peace  and  Quiet"  on  the  coast  later 

Browning  Loaned  to  Morosco? 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Los  Angeles — There  is  some  talk 
here  that  Tod  Browning  will  be  loan- 
ed to  the  Oliver  Morosco  Co.  to  make 
"Slippy  McGee." 

The  Morosco 'offices  now  announce 
that  the  plan  for  a  studio  and  num- 
ber of  permanent  outdoor  sets  will 
be  gone  through.  WID'S  DAILY 
in  May  last  outlined  the  plan  of  the 
company  regarding  this.  The  scheme 
as  now  announced  differs  somewhat 
from  the  original  plan,  in  that  a 
Greenwich  Village  will  be  construct- 
ed as  one  of  the 'most  important  feat- 
ures whereas  before  it  was  planned 
to  build  a  race  track  and  amusement 
park.  Edmond  Rose  and  Ann  Nich- 
ols are  two  writers  who,  it  is  said, 
will  have  permanent  ■  homes  in  the 
proposed  "Morosco  city."' 



OF     THE     TRADE 



56  Pine  St.,  1645  La  Brea  Av«^ 

New  York  City.  Hollywood,  r-*. 


The  Screen  Bulletin 

904    Fitzgerald   Bldg. Bryant   5612 


F.    A.    A.    DAHME,    INC., 

Art  Titles — Animation — Leaders 

220  W.  42nd  St.  Bryant  6796 


Art   Titles 

727   7th   Avenue  Bryant   561J 


Art    Titles 

245   West  47th   St.  New  York 



Half  Tones — Line   Engravers — Electrotypes 

225   W.  39th  St.        New   York       Bryant  8621 


W.     J.     MORAT 

Grainless    Enlargements    M.    P.    Film 

302   E.   33rd   St.  Phone   Vand.   7361 



State  Right — Export  &  Import — Film  Cl'r'ng 

729    7th   Ave.  Bryant   9444 



Quality    Motion    Picture    Printing 

416-24  W.  216th   St.  Wads.   3443-» 


430  Claremont  Parkway      Tel.  Tremont  3766 

H.  J.   Streyckmans,    General  Manager 


'Kessel  Kwality  Prints" 
Fort  Lee.  N.  J.  Fort  Lee  221 


The  local  Universal  offices  hadn't 
heard  about  the  above  report  yes- 
terday as  affecting  Browning. 


Motion  Picture   Specialists 

36  East  22d  St. Phone  Gramercy  943 


Quality   Printing  for  the  Trade 

188   W.   4th   St.  Spring  2070 



Studio — 209-219   E.   124th  Harlem   71M 

Studio — 161    W.    125th        Mori.    498* 

Los  Angeles 



Renting    Electric    Equipment 

1442   Gower   St.        Phones     Res.  Holly.  1571 

Holly.  819 





OL.   XV      No.   11 

Thursday,  January  13,  1921 

Price  5  Cents 

Deal  Off 

chtman  -  Feist  -  Famous     Players 
Proposition  Falls  Through — No 

Comment  from  Feist 
It  is  learned  that  the  deal  which 
d  been  in  process  of  negotiation  be- 
een  Al  Lichtman,  Felix  Feist  and 
imous  Players  whereby  Lichtman 
d  Feist  were  to  handle  the  more 
pular  of  the  early  Paramount  pic- 
es, including  those  of  Mary  Pick- 
:d  and  Douglas  Fairbanks,  has 
len  through.  This,  despite  the  fact 
it  it  was  believed  negotiations  had 
nost  reached  the  final  stage. 

Felix  Feist  could  not  be  reached 
a  statement  yesterday  although  ef- 
ts were  made  all  through  the  day 
do  so. 

Blaisdell  Heads  New  Weekly 
|3eorge  Blaisdell,  former  editor  of 
h  M.  P.  World  and  later  with  Stoll 
m,  has  resigned  as  director  of  pub- 
|:ty  with  the  latter  company  to  be- 
ne editor  and  publisher  of  "The 
reen,"  a  new  weekly  publication  de- 
ned  to  cover  the  non-theatrical 
d  of  motion  pictures. 
'The  Screen"  will  be  conducted 
j:h  an  advisory  editorial  board  com- 
bed of  men  prominent  in  big  busi- 
es, educational  and  church  affairs. 
Sees  have  been  opened  at  114  W. 
h  St. 

Is    Lubitsch    With    Pola? 
n  connection  with  the  Pola  Negri 
ltract  which   is   said   to   exist  with 
taious    Players,    there    is   considera- 
i  interest  as  to  whether  her  direc- 
Lubitsch,    who   made    "Passion," 
ll  be  included.     Negri  cannot  speak 
?glish,  and  it  would  be  almost  out 
Hthe  question   for   Famous   to   have 
1  of  their   present  directing  forces 
iidle    her.      Lubitsch    cannot    speak 
;glish,  for  that   matter,   but  in   dis- 
using   this    a    prominent    film    man 
n   it   might    be  very   easy   to   have 
iGerman    translation    made    of    the 
ipt    for    Lubitsch    to    handle,    and 
n  arrange  with  Negri  for  the  prop- 
handling  of  the  part,  and  through 
interpreter,    otherwise   direct   until 
had    sufficient    understanding    of 
jlish  to  handle  his   people. 

Mexico  City  Shuts  Down 
ilm  men  were  interested  yesterday 
n(he  cabled  report  from  Mexico  City 
all  picture  theaters  in  that  city 
i.  closed  down  because  their  own- 
I  felt  the  new  increase  in  taxes 
rle  operation  prohibitive.  An  effort 
I  eing  made  to  effect  a  compromise 
v  t  city  officials. 

The  luxuries  of  society  and  wealth,  or  the  true  love  of  a  man  among  men 
— which?  Nance  Abbott  is  unable  to  decide  until  a  trampled  conscience 
chooses  for  her  in  "Lying  Lips,"  Tho  mas  H.  Ince's  great  Associated  Pro- 
ducers' melodrama.  House  Peters  a  nd  Florence  Vidor  play  the  leading 
roles  in  a  cast  of  unusual  excellence,  directed  in  the  big  scenes  by  Mr.  Ince 
in  person. — Advt. 

Spreading  North 

Lesser-Gore  Company  Plans  Branch- 
ing Out  from  Southern  Califor- 
nia Theater  Field 
(Special  to  WID'S   DAILY) 
Los    Angeles — West    Coast    Thea- 
ters,   Inc.,    the   $2,000,000    corporation 
formed  here  in  early  November,  plans 
to   expand   its    activities   so   as   to   in- 
clude  the   entire   Pacific   slope.     This 
is    the    company    in    which    the    Gore 
Bros,   and  Sol   Lesser  are  jointly  in- 
terested.    It  also  includes  the  various 
exchange    units    in    which    Lesser    is 

Those  interested  in  the  company 
are  Michael  and  Abe  Gore,  Sol  Les- 
ser and  Adolph  Ramish.  A  project 
under  immediate  contemplation  is 
the  4,000  First  National  house  plann- 
ed for  Broadway  and   Mercantile   PI. 

Contract  Expired? 

Louise  Lovely's  Agreement  With  Fox 

Understood  Completed — Option 

Not   Exercised    Yet 

(Special  to  WID'S  L>i\i.L,x  ) 

Los  Angeles — It  is  understood  that 
the  present  starring  agreement  that 
Louise  Lovely  holds  with  Fox  ex- 
pired on  January  5  and  that  as  yet 
there  has  been  no  exercising  of  the 
option  for  a  renewal. 

George  Hill  has  just  completed  the 
latest  Lovely  picture  and  from  well 
informed  sources  it  is  learned  that 
Fox  officials  are  waiting  to  see  the 
picture  before  deciding  on  a  course 
of  action. 

After  More   Houses 

(Special  to  WID'S   DAILY) 

Louisville,  Ky. — It  is  reported  here 

that   within   a   short    time    Col.    Fred 

Levy    will    announce    the    acquisition 

of  three  more  houses  in  Kentucky. 

"The  Kid's"  Release 

Exhibitors  Interested  in  Whether  It 

Will  Go  Out  as  a  Special  or 

Part   of  the   Contract 

(Staff   Correspondence) 

Chicago — Exhibitors  here  attend- 
ing the  showing  of  the  "Big  Five" 
Asso.  First  Nat'l  pictures  are  much 
interested  in  the  question  of  how  the 
Chaplin  six  reeler  "The  Kid"  will  be 

A  number  of  them,  in  discussing 
the  question,  seemed  to  have  the  im- 
pression that  inasmuch  as  it  was  a 
feature,  and  not  one  of  the  usual 
length  of  the  Chaplin  productions, 
that  First  National  would  send  it  out 
as  a  special.  On  the  other  hand,  a 
few  believe  that  it  may  come  to  them 
as  part  of  their  contract,  having  re- 
ceived up  to  this  time  but  four  on  the 
eight  they  contracted  for  and  for 
which  they  made  advance  deposits  a 
long  time  ago.  Under  thiis  contract 
all  productions  made  by  Chaplin  over 
two  reels  can  be  booked  by  paying 
25  per  cent  additional  for  each  reel. 
As  this  is  a  six  reeler  it  would  mean 
they  would  pay  25  per  cent  on  each 
of  four  additional  reels,  or  100  per 
cent  more  than  their  contract  price 
for  the  usual  Chaplin. 

The  question,  however,  is  whether 
or  not  this  can  be  done,  in  view  of 
the  price  paid,  in  the  neighborhood 
of  $800,000,,  which,  without  doubt,  is 
probably  the  most  cOstly  picture  ever 

J.  D.  Williams,  speaking  for  Asso- 
ciated First  National,  said  that  al- 
though a  clause  in  the  contract  al- 
lowed First  National  certain  privi- 
leges of  release,  the  picture,  would 
go  to  all  Chaplin  contract  holders  as 
part  of  the  eight  pictures  guaranteed 
under  the  terms  of  the  contract. 

The  first  pre-release  of  the  picture 
will  be  at  the  Randolph  theater  be- 
ginning Sunday. 


To  Handle  Contracts 

(Staff   Correspondence) 

Chicago — Jimmy  Grainger  will  act 
as  special  representative  for  Charlie 
Chaplin  with  regard  to  contracts  ac- 
cepted for  "The  Kid." 

This  will  in  no  way  affect  his  rela- 
tions as  New  York  representative  for 
Marshall  Neilan.  This  is  the  first 
time  Chaplin  has  had  any  one  looking 
after  his  interests  in  New  York,  and 
as  a  result,  when  it  became  known, 
Grainger  received  many  congratula- 




Thursday,  January  13,  1921 

Vol.  XV  No.  11    Thurs.  Jan.  13  1921     Price  5  Cents 

Copyright  1930,  Wid'i  Film  and  Film  Folki, 
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Two  Theaters  Day  and  Date 
(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Cleveland — "Women  Men  Love," 
the  first  of  a  series  of  features  to  be 
made  by  Bradley  Feature  Film,  is 
playing  this  week  at  the  Metropolitan 
and  Strand. 

Distribution  will  be  made  on  the 
state  right  basis,  with  sales  in  charge 
of  Syd.  Rosenthal.  Rosenthal  is  mak- 
ing his  New  York  headquarters  in 
the  offices  of  Simmons,  Douglas  & 
S/cheuer,  Inc.,  177  W.  46th  Street,  who 
are  associated  with  him.  The  sec- 
ond picture  to  be  offered  by  the  com- 
pany is  "Dangerous  Toys,"  by  Ed- 
mund  Goulding. 

It  Worked 
Quite  a  crowd  thronged  Broadway 
around  41st  St.  at  noon  yesterday  to 
see  the  two  rubes  on  a  cart  with  the 
horse  behind  the  cart.  One  of  them 
dangled  some  hay  on  a  pitchfork  be- 
fore the  horse  and  this  induced  mo- 
tive power,' while  the  other  "flooded" 
the  street  with  tobacco  juice.  The 
cart  carried  a  sign  reading  "We  are 
hurrying  to  the  Broadway  to  see  'The 
County   Fair.'  " 


(f  (QcUiccLtioruii  0  ictivuu-/ 


Priest  a  Producer 

Robert  W.  Priest  of  the  Film  Mar- 
ket, Inc.,  who  has  heretofore  con- 
fined his  activities  to  the  distribution 
of  pictures,  is  about  to  enter  the  pro- 
ducing field. 

He  has  signed  contracts  with  Lot- 
tie Kendall,  who  has  just  returned 
to  New  York  after  a  tour  in  "My 
Lady  Friends,"  for  a  series  of  four 
six-reel  pictures  to  be  produced  in 
the  east  and  to  be  released  on  the 
state  right  market. 

No  Paralysis,  Reports   Brunet 

Motion  picture  production  is  not 
suffering  from  "paralysis"  notwith- 
standing the  many  statements  to  that 
effect  which  have  found  their  way 
into  print  during  the  last  few  weeks. 
This  denial  is  from  Paul  Brunet. 

Brunet,  as  noted,  has  just  returned 
from  a  visit  to  the  coast  centers  of 
picture  production,  where  he  spent 
more  than  two  weeks  with  the  ob- 
ject of  satisfying  his  own  mind  re- 
garding the  actual  production  situa- 
tion. Not  only  did  he  discover  that 
there  is  no  "paralysis,"  but  that  there 
has  been  none. 

Another  Loew  House  to  Open 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Memphis,  Tenn. — Loew's  Palace,  a 
3,000  seat  house,  modern  and  report- 
ed equal  to  any  house  in  the  South 
in  beauty  and  appointments,  will  open 
here  on  Saturday  under  the  manage- 
ment of  Fred  B.  Klein,  formerly  of 
Loew's  Stillman,*  Cleveland.  D.  ,W. 
Griffith's  "The  Love  Flower"  will 
be  the  opening  attraction. 

"Our   Mutual   Friend"  Arrives 

Chester  Beecroft  stated  yesterday 
tha  the  had  received  the  negative  of 
"Our  Mutual  Friend,"  which  Nordisk 
Films,  Copenhagen,  recently  made 
from  Charles  Dickens'  story.  Bee- 
croft has  arranged  with  Roy  L.  Mc- 
Cardell  to  supervise  the  editing  and 

Artists    Not    Hit 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Los  Angeles — Reports  have  it  that 
considerable  cuts  have  been  made  in 
the  technical  department  at  the  Fox 
studios.  If  any  curtailment  has  been 
made,  and  it  is  impossible  to  learn 
definitely  whether  there  has  been  any, 
directors  and  members  of  the  perma- 
nent stock  company  have  not  been 

And  Yet  Again 

The  Evening  World  is  the  latest 
New  York  newspaper  to  predict  a 
"revolution"  in  the  picture  business. 
A  feature  article  by  Fay  Stevenson  in 
that  paper  yesterday  predicted  all 
sorts  of  things  about  to  happen  re- 
lative to  stars'  salaries.  The  article 
was  capped  with  the  following 
streamer  head:  "Revolution  Com- 
ing in  'Movie'  Business;  Film  Indus- 
try Undergoing  a  Crucial  Test." 

Girls  Paint  Sign  on  B'way 
Broadway  crowds  were  attracted 
yesterday  at  three  o'clock  by  seeing 
a  number  of  girls  painting  over  one 
of  the  signs  on  the  Broadway  side  of 
the  Mecca  Bldg.  A  new  one  will  ad- 
vertise   "Outside   the    Law." 





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Two    three    inch    lens,    120    degree 
shutter,    two    magazines,    tripod    car- 
rying case. 

303    Candler    Building 

"The  Safety  Sign' 

"Insurance  Of  All  Kinds" 

Merrick  Theater   Ready 

The  Merrick  theater,  Fulton  anc 
New  York  Aves.,  Jamaica,  will  open 
on  Saturday  night.  The  theater  is 
operated  by  A.  H.  Schwartz  and  is 
generally  spoken  of  in  Jamaica  a; 
being  a  Famous  Players  house.  The 
opening  picture  will  be  "Conrad  ir 
Quest  of  His  Youth."  Policy  calls 
for  three  changes  a  week. 

Kipling   May  Come  Here 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Rudyard  Kipling 
may  come  to  America  to  personally 
supervise  the  filming  of  his  stories 
for  Pathe  release.  The  first  wil 
probably  be  "Without  Benefit  *ol 

Gray  With  Beban 

Paul  Gray  will  act  as  personal  rep 
resentative  for  George  Beban  in  con 
nection  with  "One  Alan  in  a  Million.' 
He  leaves  for  Atlanta  tomorrow  nigh 
to  arrange  for  the  opening  at  tin 
Howard  on  Monday. 

RITCHEY  nosters  never 
make  a  photo-play  any  bet- 
ter,— but  they  always  make 
it  more  profitable. 


1.1THO.    CORP. 

406  W.  31st  St.N.i  Phone  Chelsea  8388 


— Plenty  of  Action — Comedy  Too — 




In  the  iha  low 
oai  the  Dome" 



"The  Handicap" 

Is  a  Stake  Picture 
Among  Selling  Platers 

'hursday,  January  13,  1921 







is  the  newly  discovered  giant  star,  Betelgeuse,  according  to  the 
astonishing  announcement  of  the  noted  scientist,  Professor 
Albert  A.,  Michelson.  But  there  is  not  much  use  in  the  know- 
ledge of  this  fact  unless  it  can  be  applied  to  things  nearer  to  us, 
and  used  as  a  standard  of  more  accurately  measuring  and 
appraising  them. 


therefore,  and  getting  down  to  earth,  this  great  scientific  dis- 
covery can  be  of  use  to  all  exhibitors  by  reminding  them  that 


is  growing  in  popularity  and  power  27,000,000  times  faster 
than  any  other  star  on  the  screen.  She  was  liked  in  "The 
Notorious  Miss  Lisle,"  admired  in  "Curtain" ;  she  will  be 
loved  in  "My  Lady's  Latchkey",  adored  in  "Trust  Your 
Wife",  and  worshipped  in  "Stranger  Than  Fiction." 

Released  through  Associated  First  National  Pictures,  Inc. 

By  Arrangement  with 

Attractions  Distributing  Corporation 

B.  P.  Schulberg  B.  P.  Fineman 

President   and    Gene,al   Manager  Vice-President 

Executive  Offices:     576  FIFTH  AVENUE,  NEW  YORK 




Thursday,  January  13,  1921 

Censor  Problem  in  Four  States 

Nebraska  to  Act 

Legislature    Will    Take    a    Stand    on 

Censor  Question  This  Session — 

Three  Schemes  Talked  Of 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Lincoln,  Neb. — It  is  certain  that 
the  Nebraska  state  legislature  will 
act  on  picture  censorship  legislation 
before  it  adjourns.  The  nature  of 
that  legislation  has  not  developed, 
only  it  is  known  that  at  least  three 
schemes  are  afoot. 

The  first  and  most  promising 
scheme  is  the  result  of  numerous  con- 
ferences held  by  Governor  S.  R.  Mc- 
Kelvie  with  delegations  from  the 
state  federation  of  women's  clubs. 
The  governor,  whose  wife  is  a  de- 
cided friend  of  the  industry  and  who, 
for  that  reason,  is  inclined  against 
strict  and  radical  censorship,  has 
been  calling  the  conferences,  presid- 
ing at  them,  and  asking  what  the 
women  wanted  in  way  of  regulation. 
They  decided  that  strict  censorship, 
sought  for  in  a  bill  which  was  allow- 
ed to  die  before  the  1919  session  of 
the  state  legislature,  was  not  desir- 
able. They  agreed  upon  a  bill  which 
embodies  the  following: 

A  board  of  inspectors  of  five  people, 
men  and  women,  to  inspect  and  either 
endorse  or  reject  all  films. 

This  will  not  be  known  as  a  cen- 
sorship board,  but  as  an  endorsing 
board.  It  will  endorse  pictures  which 
it  favors  and  eliminate  those  with  dis- 
agreeable features.  It  will  recom- 
mend lists  of  pictures  to  libraries, 
schools,  newspapers  and  churches  for 
information.  It  will  be  supported  by 
the  state,  with  final  power. 

The  other  two  schemes  are  the 
extremes.  There  are  the  women  who 
want  a  strict  law  regulating  pictures, 
prohibiting  their  exhibition  on  Sun- 
day, making  it  illegal  to  exhibit  ob- 
jectionable pictures  and  in  other 
ways  throttling  the  industry. 

Then  there  are  the  exhibitors  who, 
after  a  poll  of  every  legislator-elect, 
declared  the  vast  majority  are  against 
censorship  of  any  kind.  While  these 
politicians  possibly  told  their  local 
exhibitors  such  a  story,  the  exhibitors 
who  have  had  past  experience  with 
legislatures  are  not  placing  too  much 
confidence  in  promises.  A  lobbying 
committee  has  been  appointed  from 
among  the  exhibitors  and  is  on  the 
job.  A  fund  is  ready  to  fight  a  cen- 
sorship bill.  The  exhibitors,  it  is  be- 
lieved, will  resort  to  lull-page  adver- 
tisements in  the  newspapers,  as  they 
did  two  years  ago,  to  fight  censor- 

Some  exhibitors,  however,  are  in- 
clined to  give  ui)  without  a  struggle, 
blaming  the  movement  on  showmen 
who  have  abused  the  industry  by  sug- 
gestive and  highly  improper  advertis 
ing.  These  exhibitors,  say  the  other 
kind,  will  be  the  sufferers  under  cen- 
sorship, and  they  should  suffer;  while 
the  exhibitor  who  lias  been  showing 
the  better  pictures  and  advertising 
them  without  resorting  to  the  im- 
proper, will  have  nothing  to  lose. 

Will  Ignore  Board 

Exchangemen  Will  Not  Show  Films 

for  Approval — Say  Conditions 

are  Deplorable  in  Kansas 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
■Kansas  City,  Mo. — Exchangemen 
here  who  serve  the  state  of  Kansas 
have  decided  that  after  a  specified 
date,  no  more  films  are  to  be  sub- 
mitted to  the  Kansas  State  Board 
of  Review,  for  approval,  unless  Gov- 
ernor Allen  sees  fit  to  make  some 
changes  in  the  present  board.  Let- 
ters are  to  be  sent  out  to  all  exhib- 
itors in  Kansas  advising  them  of  the 
action  of  the  exchanges,  and  why  it 
was  taken.  Exhibitors  aid  will  be 
enlisted  in  informing,  through  their 
local  legislator,  the  state  authorities 
that  a  change  is  desired. 

There  was  a  conference  recently 
held  in  Topeka,  Kan.,  between  Gov- 
ernor Allen  and  members  of  the 
board.  Governor  Allen  stated  at  the 
conference  that  he  had  received  re- 
ports that  many  pictures  were  not 
being  reviewed  and  that  portions  of 
film,  ordered  eliminated  from  re- 
viewed films  were  being  shown  any- 
way. Plans  were  discussed  whereby 
local  welfare  boards  will  co-operate 
with  the  censors.  The  old  question 
of  whether  the  board  should  move  its 
headquarters  from  Kansas  City  to 
Topeka  was  also  discussed. 

Last  summer,  a  committee  of  six 
exchangemen  held  a  conference  with 
Governor  Allen  regarding  the  elimin- 
ations of  scenes,  which,  it  was  claim- 
ed, broke  up  the  continuity  of  the 
story.  The  exchangemen  claim  that 
at  the  time  Governor  Allen  was  very 
much  surprised  because  of  the  exist- 
ence of  such  conditions  and  that  he 
promised   relief. 

There  is  no  appeal  from  the  deci- 
sions of  the  board  which  is  composed 
of  three  women. 

The  projection  equipment  in  the 
board's  room  in  Kansas  City,  Kans., 
is  said  to  be  so  bad,  that  many  prints 
have  been  damaged.  Several  suits 
have  been  filed  for  damages  against 
the    board. 

__  Silas  F.  Seadler  of  the  Arthur  S. 
Kane  Pictures  Corp.  and  Dora  A. 
Gelbin  of  the  Realart  offices  were 
married  on  Nov.  24  and  kept  their 
secret   until   now. 



^the  three  rs  in  music 

Want  Censors  in  N.  Y. 

Reform  Organizations  in  Albany  Pre- 
paring for  Action — Sunday  Shows 
to  Be   Blacklisted 

(Special  to'  WID'S  DAILY) 
Albany,  N.  Y. — The  reform  organ- 
izations are  preparing  for  action  re- 
garding legislation  that  will  effect 
the  industry.  Bills  will  be  introduced 
within  a  few  weeks  in  both  branches 
of  the  legislature  for  the  purpose  of 
providing  for  a  state  board  of  cen- 
sors and  also  a  measure  prohibiting 
the  showing  of  pictures  on  Sundays. 
The  details  of  these  proposed  laws 
have  not  as  yet  been  drafted,  but  a 
prominent  head  of  one  of  the  state 
reform  organizations  said  yesterday 
that  they  intend  to  get  busy  at  once, 
and  will  exert  all  efforts  to  secure 
favorable  action  by  the  legislature  on 
the  subject  of  both  censorship  and 
Sunday   shows. 


Ready  for  Missouri  Confab 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
St.  Louis — Plans  for  the  Movie 
Ball  at  Arcadia  Dance  Hall  the  even- 
ing of  January  21  are  complete.  It 
will  be  held  in  conjunction  with  the 
semi-annual  convention  of  Missouri 
M.  P.  T.  O.  at  the  Statler  January 
20  and  21. 

The  principal  topics  before  the 
convention  will  be  state  censorship 
and  Sunday  closing.  The  Missouri 
legislature  now  in  session  at  Jeffer- 
son City  will  be  asked  to  pass  bills 
on  both.  More  than  200  theater  own- 
ers will  attend  the  convention.  It 
is  expected  to  take  a  decided  stand 
against  any  form  of  censorship  and 
proposed  blue  laws. 


Paul  Schof  ield 

Free  Lance 
Adaptations : :  Editing 


"Rose      of      Nome"— Fox      (West 

"Smilin'  All  the  Way"— David  But- 

"Girls  Don't  Gamble"— David  But- 

"Tiger's      Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 

"Just  Pals"— Fox  (West  Coast). 

"The    Quarry"— Meighan— Famous 


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Gasnier  has  completed  work  on: 
"Good  Women,"  a  C.  Gardner  Sulli- 
van   story    for    Robertson-Cole. 

Pauline    Frederick   will      do      "Sal- 
vage," a  story  by  Daniel  Whitcomb. 

ifio  BftADSTREET 



VOL.   XV       No.    12 

Friday,  January  14,  1921 

Price  5  Cents 

"One  Object" 

So  Associated  Producers  a   d  United 
Artists  Have,  Says  Mar    Pick- 
ford  in  Los  Angeles  T    nes 

Copies  of  the  Los  Ange  ;  Times 
of  Jan.  7  in  which  Mary  Pickford 
was  credited  with  a  numbei  of  state- 
ments relative  to  the  comb  lation  of 
United  Artists  and  Associ;  ed  Pro- 
ducers, reached  New  York  yesterday. 

The  interview  was  given  by  Miss 
Pickford  to  Grace  Kingsley.  Miss 
Pickford,  according  to  the  articles, 
takes  the  merger  report  as  a  fact  and 
in  one  part  says  that  both  groups 
will  "all  have  one  common  object." 

The  following  passages  are  ex- 
cerpts from  the  article: 

Miss   Pickford   spoke   most   emphatically   on 
(Continued   on   Page  2) 

A.  M.  P.  A.  Dinner  March  4 

The  A.  M.  P.  A.  gridiron  dinner 
will  be  held  at  the  Biltmore  on 
March  4. 

Price  Leaves  for  East 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 
Los    Angeles — Oscar    A.    Price    of 
[Associated    Producers    left    for    New 
York  on  Wednesday. 

Lew    Cody    in    Vaudeville 

It  is  understood  that  Lew  Cody 
las  signed  a  contract  to  appear  in 

Back  from  Chicago 

^  Marshall  Neilan  and  "Jimmie" 
jrainger  returned  from  Chicago  yes- 
erday  where  they  attended  the  meet- 
ing of  First  National  franchise  hold- 

I  Others  who  returned  yesterday 
rom  Chicago  were  Dorothy  Phillips, 
Mien  Holubar  and  B.  P.  Schulberg. 

Rogers  Non-Committal 
When  Saul  Rogers  of  Rogers  and 
Rogers,  the  Fox  attorneys,  was  ask- 
(1  to  comment  on  the  special  dispatch 
from  Los  Angeles  published  in  yes- 
erday's  issue  relative  to  the  expira- 
ion  of  the  Louise  Lovely  contract, 
e  stated: 
"I   have   nothing  to   say." 


Sunday's  issue  of  WID'S 
DAILY  will  contain  reviews 
of  all  of  the  features  shown  by 
Asso.  First  Natl.  Pictures,  Inc. 
at  Chicago  early  this  week, 
with^the  exception  of  "Pas- 
sion," previously  reviewed. 

Blair  Cornwall,  with  the  brawn  and  courage  of  the  Canadian  Northwest 
branded  into  his  being.  Nance  Abbott,  born  and  reared  in  idle  society. 
Love.  Irretrievable  surrender.  A  lie — a  fearful,  terrible  lie.  See  what 
Thomas  H.  Ince,  personally  behind  the  camera,  makes  of  these  situations 
in  "Lying  Lips,"  his  second  Associated  Producers'  production,  featuring 
House   Peters  and  Florence  Vidor. — Advt. 

4  Shows  at  Once 

Harry  Reichenbach,  who  is  in 
charge  of  special  exploitation  for 
Priscilla  Dean's  "Outside  the  Law," 
has  arranged  a  stunt  this  time  that 
has  the  gang  in  town  wondering — 
just   that. 

He  has  arranged  for  Sunday  per- 
formances of  the  picture  in  four 
Broadway  theaters  simultaneously. 
The  theaters  are  the  Astor,  the  Lyric, 
the  George  M.  Cohan  and  the  Long- 
3  re.  Two  performances  are  to  be 
given,  matinee  at  3  and  the  evening 
performance  at  8:30.  The  box  office 
scale  at  the  four  theaters  will  be  the 
same:  25  cents  to  $1  at  the  matinee 
and  at  night  from  50  cents  to  $1.50. 
Special  music  will  be  provided  at 
each  of  the  theaters  and  when  the 
four  showings  close  around  11  Sun- 
day night  the  picture  will  be  taken 
off  Broadway.  All  seats  are  reserved 
for  both  performances. 

There  hasn't  been  anything  like  it 
(Continued   on    Page   4) 

Swanson  Features 

Film  circles  here  are  considerably 
interested  in  reports  drifting  in  from 
Chicago  that  Gloria  Swanson  may 
become  a  star  for  Asso.  First  Natl. 
Pictures,  Inc.,  making  her  own  pro- 

Miss  Swanson  has  a  contract  with 
Lasky,  but  it  is  said  that  some  of  the 
terms  were  so  onerous  to  her  that 
she  was  not  anxious  to  continue. 

She  has  appeared  in  a  number  of 
big  DeMille  features. 

An  effort  was  made  to  reach  Wal- 
ter Wanger,  general  production  man- 
ager for  Famous  Players  yesterday 
for  a  statement.  He  could  not  be 
reached,    however. 

At  the  hour  of  going  to  press,  no 
word  had  been  received  from  Miss 
Swanson  on  the  coast  regarding  the 

New  Chester  Deal 

Takes     Comedies       om    Educational 

and  Closes  Two  Year  Contract 

With  Federated  Exchanges 

C.  L.  Chester  has  closed  a  two  year 
contract  with  the  Federated  Film  Ex- 
changes of  America  for  three  series 
of  pictures.  The  deal  means  that  the 
series  of  Chester  Conedies  now  being 
distributed  by  Educational  will  after 
May  1  be  handled  through  Feder- 

Under  the  terms  of  the  contract 
Chester  will  supply  Federated  fran- 
chise holders  with  a  series  of  one 
reelers,  at  the  rate  of  one  a  week,  a 
series  of  two  reelers  at  the  rate  of 
one  every  four  week*  and  the  Ches- 
ter Comedies  at  the  rate  of  one  every 
four  wreeks. 

Educational  will  continue  to  re- 
lease the  Chester  Outings  at  the  rate 
of  one   every  two  weeks. 

On  Executive  Board 

(Staff  Correspondence) 

Chicago — A.  H.  Blank  of  Des 
Moines  and  Sam  Katz  of  Chicago 
have  been  elected  members  of  the 
executive  board  of  Associated  First 

John  H.  Kunsky  of  Detroit  has 
been  elected  a  vice-president  of  As- 
sociated First  National. 

The  circuit  franchise  holders  left 
here  yesterday  for  New  York  with 
a  feeling  that  the  meeting  in  all  re- 
spects was  a  very  successful  one. 
"The  Oath,"  R.  A.  Walsh's  produc- 
tion which  was  scheduled  for  a  show- 
ing, was   not  projected. 


Ready  For  Drive 

The  subject  was  discussed  at  the 
A.  M.  P.  A.  luncheon  at  noon  yester- 
day, a  special  meeting  was  held  at 
five  o'clock  last  night  and  as  a  result 
a  number  of  sub-committees  were 
appointed  to  aid  in  the  Greater  New 
York  drive  for  the  Hoover  Relief 

The  meeting  held  at  the  Capitol 
theater  last  night  resulted  in  the  ap- 
pointment of  the  following  com- 

For  personal  appearances  of  stars: 
Bert  Adler,  chairman;  for  printing 
and  distribution,  Julian  Solomon, 
Jr.;  newspaper  publicity,  Fred  Schae- 
fer;  trade  paper  publicity,  Lesle}-  Ma- 
son; slides,  Tom  Wiley;  and  advertis- 
ing, Paul  Lazarus. 

(Continued  on  Page  2) 



Friday,  January  14,  1921 


Vol.  XV  No  12      Fri.  Jan.  14  1921       Price  5  Cents 

Copyright  1920,  Wid's  Film  and  Film  Folks. 
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Bid.  Asked.  Sale 

Famous  Players    ..    SV/2     53%     S\l/2 

do  pfd.   . . .   Not  quoted 

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Triangle    7/16     7/16    7/16 

World  Film  Not  quoted 


♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Ready  For  Drive 

(Continued  from  Page  1) 
The  Associated  Motion  Picture  Ad- 
vertisers have  been  designated  to  act 
as  the  general  committee  on  publicity 
for  the  local  drive.  Of  the  general 
committee  C.  L.  Yearsley  of  First 
National  is  chairman  and  S.  L.  Roth- 
afel,  as  noted,  is  in  charge  of  the  en- 
tire local  territory. 

Plans  were  further  discussed  for 
the  special  performances  to  be  given 
on  the  26th  and  for  the  personal  ap- 
pearances of  all  the  stars  in  the  east 
at  various  Greater  New  York  thea- 
ters on  that  night.  At  the  perform- 
ance on  that  date  tickets  will  be  sold 
for  the  morning  performances  which 
will  be  given  on  the  29th.  Four  min- 
ute speakers  will  cover  all  of  the  the- 
aters in  the  city. 

Offices  for  the  committee  will  be 
opened  in  the  Capitol  theater  build- 
ing  this    morning. 

"Passion"  for  Coast  Showing 
Los  Angeles — The  western  pre- 
miere of  "Passion''  will  be  held  at 
the  New  Ambassador  theater  after 
which  it  will  go  into  the  [Cinema  for 
an  extended  run. 

/[    (Qtluxxiticrncii  (J'LctuAjuJ 

"One  Object" 

(Continued   from   Page    1) 
the    subject    of    what    the    two    organizations 
stood   for. 

"We'll  all  have  one  common  object  and 
that  is  to  give  the  world  good  pictures  ami 
to  develop  the  highest  artistic  forms  pos- 
sible, whether  we  make  great  fortunes  or 

"In  fact,  every  member  of  both  organ- 
izations has  been  pffered  large  sums  to 
quit  the  game,  or  go  over  to  some  other 
company,  but  we're  all  firm.  We  don't 
want  the  art  of  picture  making;  tied  up.  We 
don't  any  of  us  believe  that  pictures  can 
be   made   like   matches." 

Miss  Pickford  stated  that  any  artist  who 
made  a  good  picture  would  find  that  pic- 
ture gladly  welcome  on  the  United-Asso- 
ciated program.  She  said  it  was  likely,  in 
fact,  that  one  or  two  famous  stars  and  di- 
rectors might  be  added  to  the  organization 
within    the   next   few   months. 

"I'm  told."  said  Miss  Pickford,  "by  Mr. 
A'brams  that  our  method  of  production  and 
release  costs  less  than  that  of  most  other 
film  concerns.  We  have  been  very  success- 
ful. And,"  she  added,  "if  cither  Douglas 
Fairbanks  or  myself  makes  a  bad  picture, 
we'll  not  release  it.  We'll  burn  it  up — or 
send  it  to  Russia  !  There's  been  a  good  deal 
of  insidious  propaganda  against  our  organ- 
ization, the  United  Artists,  from  what  source 
I  do  not  know,  but  I  don't  think  it  has  hurt 
us.  As  I  said  before,  our  one  object  is  to 
furnish  the  entertainment  world  with  good 

WID'S  DAILY  on  Tuesday  pub- 
lished rather  briefly  from  its  coast 
office  an  article  relative  to  the  Pick- 
ford interview  in  the  Times.  John 
Fairbanks  and  J.  Parker  Read,  Jr., 
when  their  attention  was  brought  to 
it  were  non-committal  on  the  sub- 

1,260    Signed  in  a  Month 

One  thousand  two  hundred  and 
sixty  exhibitors  during  December 
signed  contracts  to  show  the  pictures 
of  Stoll  Film  for  1921,  a  company 
statement   declared  yesterday. 

The  exhibitor  wants  the 
finest  posters  attainable. 
It  is  simply  a  question  of 
getting  together. 



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Winding  Trail" 

Passes  the    Quicksands  of 
Poor  Business 

''Nothing  So  Genuinely 

Gripping  Seen  on  Screen ' ' 

That's  Wha^t  the  New  York  World  Says  of  James  Oliver 

Curwood's  "Nomads  of  the  North" — Critics 

Praise  Other  First  National  Films 

First  National  Attractions 

"There'll  be  a  Franchise  everywhere 


"Nothing  so  genuinely  gripping  has  been  seen  on  the 
screen  for  a  long  time.  While  a  most  realistic  forest  fire 
makes  a  smashing  climax,  the  play  is  powerful  throughout." 
— New  York  Evening  World. 


"The  fun  is  rapid  and  riotous — ingeniously  hilarious. 
Carter  De  Haven's  acting  is  remarkable,  being  vivid  and 
uproariously  funny.'' — Lbs  Angeles  Times. 

IN    SEARCH    OF    A    SINNER 

"This  picture  broke  all  box  office  records  for  this  house. 
I  have  never  had  an  attraction  that  pleased  as  well  as  this 
one." — Paul  L.  Turgeon,  Rex  Theatre,  Green  River,  Wyo. 


"A  tremendously  interesting  picture  with  clever  stunts. 
The  picture  is  beautified  by  a  score  of  other  sea-going  god- 
desses besides  the  shapely  Annette  Kellerman." — Cincin- 
nati Times  Star. 


"The  piece  deserves  much  praise.  Charles  Ray  is 
whimsical.  His  work  is  quite  entertaining  and  there  is  a 
most  agreeable  atmosphere." — Denver  Times. 


"King  Vidor  has  added  greatly  to  his  enviable  reputa- 
tion in  this  offering.  The  delicate  shading  of  the  picture 
has  been  transferred  to  the  screen  with  splendid  ability. 
It's  a  splendid  interpretation.  A  well  selected  cast  gives 
added  distinction." — Los  Angeles  Evening  Herald. 

^One  of  America's 

Exceptional  Theatres' 

Jule  and  Jay  J.  Allen 

announce  the  opening  of  the 


in  Cleveland 
on  or  about  Monday,  February  21, 1921 

PRODUCERS  of  exceptional  pictures  are 
invited  to  arrange  pre-release  showings  of 
their  pictures  for  exhibition  in  this  magnificent 
theatre,  seating  over  3500  persons  in  comfort. 

Luxurious  Tea  Room,  Lounge  and  Rotunda. 

For  Bookings  Communicate  with 

Miss   Edith    Koch 

17  West  42nd  St.,  New  York  City 


Allen    Theatres,   Ltd. 

Allen  Theatre  Bldg.,  Toronto,  Can. 

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Franchise  Sold 

The  Federated  Film  Exchanges  of 
America  franchise  for  Greater  New 
York,  Westchester  County  and 
Northern  New  Jersey  has  been  sold 
by  Arthur  G.  Whyte  of  the  Empire 
State  Film  Co.,  to  Laurence  Webber, 
and  "Bobby"  North  of  the  Apollo 
Trading  Corp.,  and  the  Warner  Bros. 

The  territory  involved  in  the  deal 
is  rated  at  13J4  per  cent,  of  the  entire 
country.  It  is  planned  to  open  a  new 
exchange,  probably  in  the  Godfrey 
Bldg.,  to  handle  the  new  business. 
It  will  in  all  likelihood  be  called  the 
Federated  Exchange  and  in  addition 
to  the  Federated  product  such  as  the 
Monte  Bank  comedies,  the  Bessie 
Love  features,  the  Special  Pictures 
product  the  Ford  Educational  and 
Walgreene  pictures,  it  will  distribute 
in  this  territory  the  Essanay  Chap- 
lins,  the  Ben  Turpin  reissues,  the  new 
Selig  animal  serial  and  whatever  pro- 
duct the  Warners  release  nationally 
on  the  state  right  market. 

Another  deal  is  under  way  whereby 
a  prominent  state  right  organization 
will  take  over  a  local  exchange  and  its 

For  Feb.  Release 

(Staff  Correspondence) 
Chicago — Associated  First  National 
will  release  the  latest  Katherine  Mac- 
Donald  subject  "Trust  Your  Wife" 
and  also  "Man,  Woman  and  Marri- 
age" the  Holubar  special  in  Feb- 

This  picture  will  be  given  a  special 
showing  at  a  theater  on  Broadway, 
New  York.  Moe  Mark  of  the  New 
York  Strand  predicted  yesterday  that 
the  picture  would  run  for  six  months. 
He  stated  that  it  goes  into  the  Strand 
after  the  premier  showing  is  over. 


Allen  Theater,  Cleveland,  Ready 
Cleveland — This    city    will    witness 
the  opening  of  the  Allen  Theater  on 
Euclid  Ave.  on  or  about  Feb.  21. 

With  a  capacity  of  3,500,  the  Al- 
iens plan  to  make  this  the  pre-release 
house  of  America.  Producers  are 
being  invited  to  arrange  for  the  pre- 
miere of  their  features.  Runs  of  one 
and  two  weeks  will  be  the  establish- 
ed policy  and  all  productions  will  be 
given  elaborate  presentations  and 
special  musical  settings. 

4  Shows  at  Once 

(Continued  from  Page  1) 
ever  worked  before,  for  pictures  or 
for  anything  else.  The  nearest  ap- 
proach to  it  was  when  Fox  showed 
"While  New  York  Sleeps"  at  two 
Broadway  theaters  recently. 

At  the  time  the  Fox  offices  got 
busy  and  lined  up  a  lot  of  old  show- 
men who  swore  by  everything  that 
it  was  the  first  time  any  attraction 
played  two  theaters,  day  and  date,  on 

Reichenbach  repeated  the  sign 
painting  stunt  on  Broadway  yester- 
day and  attracted  a  goodly  crowd. 
He  has  placed  lobby  displays  in  con- 
nection with  the  Sunday  showings  in 
11  Shubert  houses  on  Broadway  and 
several  more  on  the  side  streets. 
These  displays  appear  both  outside 
the  theater  and  inside. 

New  York  will  be  considerably  sur- 
prised on  Sunday  when  it  sees  the 
four  theaters  covered  by  specially 
constructed  super-structures  to  rep- 
resent a  prison.  The  four  houses 
will  be  covered  in  exactly  the  same 
manner.  A  corps  of  workmen  will 
start  putting  them  up  after  the  close 
of  the  regular  performances  tomor- 
row night. 

The  film  opens  for  a  week's  run 
at  the   Broadway  beginning  Monday. 


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VOT      XV       No.    13 

Saturday,  January  15,   1921 

Price  5  Cents 

Buys  Out  Whyte 

Arrow     to     Operate     Local     Empire 
State    Exchange — New    Com- 
pany  Formed 

W.  E.  Shallenberger,  president  of 
Arrow  Film,  stated  esterday  that 
a  new  company  .  ~d  cl  by  himself 
had  been  formed  whic.  is  to  conduct 
an  exchange  in  Greats  r  New  York. 
The  name  of  the  organization  is  Ar- 
row Exchanges,  Inc.,  and  it  will  con- 
duct an  exchange  serving  Northern 
New  Jersey  and  Greater  New  York. 

The  local  office  of  the  Empire 
State  Film  Corp.,  formerly  owned  by 
Arthur  G.  Whyte,  has  been  taken 
over  in  its  entirety  by  the  Arrow  Ex- 
changes, Inc.,  Mho  will  retain  the 
same  offices  and  continue  the  distri- 
bution of  all  films  which  were  the 
property  of  the  Empire  State.  The 
personnel  of  Arrow  Exchanges,  Inc., 
is  W  R.  Shallenb  rger,  president,  YV. 
Ray  Johnston,  treasurer,  and  E.  R. 
Champion,  vice-president,  and  gen- 
eral manager  who  will  manage  the 

Arrow  Exchanges,  Inc.,  is  a  dis- 
tinctly separate  company,  having  no 
connection  whatsoever  with  the  Ar- 
row  Film   Corp. 

Whyte    will    spend   his    time    in    the 

future    in     the     Albany    and     Buffalo 

offices    of    Empire    State    Film,    since 

the    \rrow  deal  was  for  the  local  ex- 

§e  only. 

This  is  the  deal  hinted  at  in  yes- 
terday's  issue. 

Red  Cross  in  Line 

Workers     Promise     to     Aid     Hoover 
Drive — Committee  Reports  Ex- 
cellent  Progress 

t      The  campaign  to   save   the  lives   of 

•  Europe's  starving  children  centered 
yesterday  in  a  big  meeting  at  the  48th 
St.  Theater.  Several  thousand  women 
who  participated    in    the   various   Red 

I  Cross  drives  attended  the  meeting 
and  promised  to   co-operate  with   the 

i  theater    owners    who    are    pledged    to 

(Continued    on     Page    3) 

A  stampede  for  the  boats!  Revelle  s  of  a  moment  before,  a  panicky 
horde  aboard  a  great  liner.  Death  leers — every  man  for  himself!  One  of 
the  tremendous  scenes,  d  rezted  by  Thomas  H.  Ince,  in  his  second  Asso- 
ciated   Produ:ers'    production,    "Lyirg   Lips." — Advt. 

Woods  the  Chief    I    Itala  Starts  Work 


Sunday's  issue  of  WID'S 
DAILY  will  contain  reviews 
of  all  of  the  features  shown  by 
Asso.  First  Natl.  Pictures,  Inc. 
at  Chicago  early  this  week, 
with  the  exception  of  "Pas- 
sion," previously  reviewed. 

New     Supervising     Director     of     All 
Famous  Players  Studios — Hunt- 
ing  Back  Again 

Jesse  L.  I.asky  announced  yester- 
day that  he  had  appointed  Frank  E. 
Woods  supervisor-in-chief  of  all  Par- 
amount studio  activities.  Woods  has 
long  been  supervising  director  at  the 
Lasky  studio,   Hollywood. 

Woods  was  the  man  who  picked 
Thomas  J.  Geraghty  for  the  post  of 
supervising  director  at  the  new  studio 
in  Long  Island  City.  Recently  Lasky 
appointed  Thompson  Buchanan,  jun- 
ior supervising  director  at  the  coast 

:  Lasky  also  announced  that  Gard- 
ner Hunting,  who  was  production 
ntsnager  of  the  eastern  studios  at  the 
time  Famous  Players  occupied  the 
studio  on  56th  St.,  has  rejoined  the 
company,  this  time  as  associate  su- 
pervising director  at  the  Long  Island 
plant.  Hunting  will  take  over  some 
of  the  duties  of  Tom  Geraghty. 

First    Picture    To    Be    "Jealousy"— 
Former  Cines  Director  Is  Presi- 
dent  of  $1,000,000   Company 

The  Itala  of  America  Photoplay 
Corp.,  with  offices  at  1983  Madison 
Ave.,  has  started  work  on  its  first 
feature.  "Jealousy,"  written  by  Ade- 
line Leitzbach.  Ralph  Baccellieri,  a 
former  director  with  *he  Cines  Co.  of 
Italy,  will' direct  the  picture.  In  the 
cast  is  Diulio  Malrazzi,  who  is  said 
to  have  appeared  in  a  number  of  im- 
portant      Italian-made       productions. 

The  officers  of  the  company  are  R. 
Baccellieri,  president;  A.  Antunucci, 
vice-president  and  acting  secretary, 
and   B.  D'Angelo,  treasurer. 

Two  Year  Contract 

Chas.    Urban   to    Distribute   His   Pic- 
tures Through  Nat'l  Exchanges 
for   That    Period 

Negotiations  in  progress  for  some 
time  have  been  n^  j'k.  completed 
when  Charles  Urban  oi  the-  Kineto 
Co.  of  America  entered  into  a  two 
year  agreement  with  National  Ex- 
changes, Inc.,  whereby  that  company 
will  distribute  throughout  the  United 
States  and  Canada  "Kineto  Review," 
the  Living  Book  of  Knowledge  and 
Wonders  of  the  World.  The  re- 
views are  all  in  one  reel  length  and 
will  be  issued  weekly.  Fifty-two 
subjects  are  ready  for  general  re- 

Arrangements  were  compl  '  be- 
tween Harry  J.  Shepard,  repi 
ing  Urban  and  Hunter  Bennett  .  cp- 
resenting  National  Exchanges, 
the  first  series  of  pictures  to  be  an- 
nounced for  release  by  National 
which,  as  noted  in  WID'S  DAILY 
on  May  1,  1920,  had  been  formed  to 
handle  a  limited  number  of  pictures 
yearly.  Johnson  and  Hopkins  are 
interested    in    the    organization. 

The    distributor    promises    that    in 
connection  with  the  Urban  short  reels 
there   will   be   a   series    of  eight    feat- 
(Continued  on  Page  2) 

Farnum  in  St.  Louis 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
St.  Louis — Franklyn  Farnum,  for- 
merly starred  with  Universal,  has 
signed  a  contract  with  the  Roger 
Gray  Light  Opera  Co.  now  playing  at 
the   Pershing  theater. 

A  Delaware  Company 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 
Dover,  Del. — The  Itala  of  America 
Photoplay   Corp.   is   a  $1,000,000   cor- 
poration   formed    here    some    months 

"The   Lost   Romance" 

Los  Angeles — "The  Lost  Ro- 
mance" is  the  title  selected  for  Ed- 
ward Knoblock's  first  screen  story 
for  Paramount.  William  DeMilfe 
will  make  it  as  a  William  DeMille 

This  is  the  first  of  the  original  sto- 
ries by  famous  British  authors  to  be 
ready  for  production,  the  Lasky  stu- 
dio states.  Those  who  appeared  in 
"Midsummer  Madness''  will  again  be 
seen  in  this.  They  are  Jack  Holt, 
Lois  Wilson  and  Conrad  Nagel. 

Asher    Coming    East 
•      (Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Los  Angeles— E.  M.  Asher,  Mack 
Sennett's  personal  representative, 
starts  for  New  York  shortly  with  a 
print  of  "A  Small  Town   Idol." 

It  is  asserted  by  the  Sennett  man- 
agement that  "A  Small  Town  Idol" 
is  the  producer's  biggest  picture,  in- 
volving a  year's  work  and  $350,000 
to  make  it. 




irol.  XV  No  13      Sat.  Jan.  15  1921       Price  5  Cents 

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Inc.  Published  Daily  at  71-73  West  44th  St., 
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and  Editor;  J.  W.  Alicoate,  Secretary  and 
Business    Manager. 

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Lois  Weber  Coming   East 
(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Los  Angeles — Lois  Weber,  having 
completed  "Married  Strangers,"  a 
special  production  for  Paramount  re- 
lease, is  making  preparations  to  leave 
for  the  East  within  the  next  few 

Immediately  upon  her  return  she 
will  start  production  of  a  big  feature, 
the  story  for  which  is  now  being  put 
I in  continuity  form.  Her  trip  east 
will  be  partly  to  obtain  data  for  sets 
and  locations  to  be  used  in  this  pic- 

Second  Bullet:n  Out 

The  National  Board  of  Review  has 
i  issued  its  second  "Exceptional  Photo- 
play" bulletin.  In  it  the  features  list- 
ed under  that  heading  are  "The  Last 
Df  the  Mohicans."  "The  Mark  of 
Zorro"  and  "Way  Down  East." 

Leon  Mathot  who  appears  on 
Leonce  Perret's  "The  Empire  of  Dia- 
monds," will  probably  come  to 
America  when  he  finishes  his  contract 
with  the  French  Pathe  company. 

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Two  Year  Contract 

(Continued  from  Page  1) 
ures  during  the  present  year  and  a 
series  of  two  reel  comedies.  Dale 
Henshaw  is  general  production  rep- 
resentative with  headquarters  at  the 
Alexandria,  Los  Angeles.  Hunter 
Bennett,  vice-president  and  general 
manager  of  the  company,  is  now  on 
his  way  to  the  coast. 

The  New  York  exchange  will  be 
under  the  management  of  Joseph 
Klein,  formerly  with  First  National 
and  later  with  D.  N.  Schwab  Prod. 
The  Aliens  of  Canada  have  secured 
the  dominion  franchise  and  the  other 
franchise  holders  are: 

Harry  Ascher,  American  Feature  Film 
Co.,  Uoston ;  R.  E.  Lynch,  Metro  Exchange, 
Philadelphia;  Sol  Lesser,  All  Star  Feature 
Distributors,  Inc.,  Los  Angeles;  Herman 
Jans,  Jans  Film  Service,  Inc.,  New  York  ; 
J.  F.  Cubberly,  Ruben  and  Finkelstein,  Min- 
neapolis and  Milwaukee;  John  H.  Kunsky 
Theatrical  Enterprises,  Detroit ;  Harry 
Weiss  and  Fred  Aiken,  National  Exchanges, 
Inc.  of  Illinois,  Chicago ;  J.  Davidson,  Na- 
tional Exchanges  of  Ohio,  Cincinnati ;  R. 
M.  Savini,  Atlanta;  George  C.  Easter,  Na- 
tional Exchanges,  Inc.  of  Maryland,  Balti- 
more ;  F,  J.  Fegan,  Standard  Film  Co.,  St. 
Louis ;  Frank  Warren,  Allied  Exhibitors, 
Inc.,  Kansas  City,  Mo.  ;  and  S.  T.  Ste- 
phens,   New    Orleans. 

Kremer  Makes  Sales 

The  following  territory  has  been 
closed  for  Victor  Kremer's  "The 
Winding  Trail":  Northern  Illinois 
with  the  Doll-Van  Co.;  Minnesota, 
Wisconsin,  North  and  South  Dakota, 
with  the  Exhibitors  Booking  Ass'n, 
and  Texas,  Oklahoma  and  Arkansas 
with  the  Tucker  Bros.  Road  Shows 

Cameramen's  Ball  Jan.  29 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — The  American  So- 
ciety of  Cinematographers  will  hold 
its  2nd  annual  ball  in  the  ball  room 
of  the  new  Ambassador  Hotel  on 
Jan.  29. 

The  First  Four 

Robertson-Cole's"  first  series  of 
pictures  for  1921  release  will  be  Ses- 
sue  Hayakawa  in  "The  First  Born"; 
Pauline  Frederick  in  "The  Mistress 
of  Shenstone";  Christy  Cabanne's 
"What's  a  Life  Worth,"  and  Max 
Linder  in  "Seven   Years'  Bad  Luck." 

Johnny  Hines,  star  in  Torchy  Com- 
edies, on  Sunday  begins  three  weeks 
of  personal  appearances  in  Cincin- 
nati,   Cleveland   and    Pittsburgh. 

In  the  Courts 

In  the  suit  of  the  Triangle  Film 
Corp.  against  the  Lenox  Producing 
Corp.  the  defendant  has  filed  an  an- 
swer in  the  Supreme  Court  alleging 
that  $52,977  has  been  paid  on  the  cost 
of  producing  the  film  sued  on  and 
denying  that  any  more  is  due. 

In  the  suit  of  Charles  O.  Baumann, 
former  eastern  manager  for  Mack 
Sennett,  to  recover  $78,581  alleged 
to  be  due  for  services,  the  defendant 
has  filed  bond  for  that  sum  in  the 
County  Clerk's  office  and  the  attach- 
ment lveied  against  the  defendant's 
property  has  been  discharged.  The 
Sheriff  of  Bronx  County  attached 
prints  in  the  vaults  of  the  Biograph 
Company   at   807   E.    175th    St. 

A  jury  in  the  City  Court  gave  a 
verdict  for  $507  aganist  Frank  G. 
Hall  and  James  L.  Burke  on  a  check 
they  gave  to  the  National  Associa- 
tion Building  Corp.  on  which  pay- 
ment was  stopped.  The  defendants 
said  they  gave  the  check  as  deposit 
on  a  lease  at  23  West  43d  St.  and 
that  the  plaintiff  refused  to  return  the 
check  when  the  lease  was  not  exe- 

Veiller  May  Direct 
(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Los  Angeles — Bayard  Veiller,  chief 
of  production,  may  direct  May  Alli- 
son in  her  next  picture  for  Metro. 
Phillip  Rosen,  who  has  just  com- 
pleted "What's  the  Matter  With 
Marriage?"  has  left  the  Metro  organ- 

Arthur  D.  Ripley,  who  has  been 
with  Metro  in  various  capacities  for 
some  time  past,  has  been  made  Veil- 
ler's  assistant  at  the  studios. 

The  Metro  offices  hadn't  heard 
about  the  above  yesterday  and  were 
inclined  to  doubt  its  veracity. 

Roche  Elected  President 
Chicago — Dan  Roche,  exploitation 
representative  for  Paramount  here 
has  been  elected  president  of  the  Chi- 
cago M.  P.  Press  Club,  the  member- 
ship of  which  is  composed  of  press 
agents,  critics,  publicity  men  and 
trade    paper   men. 

We  Are  Experts 

We  modestly  admit  it — but  it's  the  truth.  Twenty  years  of  ex- 
perience in  the  theatrical  and  motion  picture  industry  have  given 
our  staff  a  thorough  knowledge  of  YOUR  problems.  Our  ad- 
vice on  insurance  problems  is  yours  for  the  asking  and  we  are 
as  close  to  you  as  your  phone. 

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Saturday,  January  15,  1921 

In  From  Chicago 
The  following  First  National  offi- 
cials arrived  in  New  York  yesterday 
morning  from  Chicago;  J.  D.  Wil- 
liams, H.  O.  Schwalbe,  W.  J.  Morgan, 
Bruce  Johnson,.  Moe  Mark,  J.  Von 
Herberg  and  W.  H.  Swanson,  Ben 
Goetz  of  the  Erbograph  Co.,  also  re- 
turned with  the  party. 

To  Eliminate  the  "Dark  House" 

Kansas  City,  Mo. — The  Emerg- 
ency Film  Co.,  recently  formed  by 
M.  Van  Praag,  Fred  Meyn  and  B. 
Taylor  plans  to  insure  exhibitors 
against  "dark  houses." 

It  is  planned  to  supply  exhibitors 
with  a  feature  in  reserve  so  that  when 
the  scheduled  film  does  not  arrive  be- 
cause of  express  delays,  the  show  can 
go  on  as  usual. 

H.  M.  Hoffman  of  Pioneer  has  left 
for  Cleveland,  Cincinnati,  Detroit  and 

There  is  as  much  differ- 
ence between  RITCHEY 
posters  and  mediocre  post- 
ers as  there  is  between 
diamonds   and  rhinestones. 



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—  ready  today  ! 



Tel.  Bryant  3271 

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Is  Affection  That  Has 
Ripened  Too  Quickly 

Saturday,  January  15,  1921 



No.    5 
RRA    HILLS,    CAL.— Indians   hold  pow- 
?;   remnants  of  America's  aboriginal  tribes 
ler   for   festival   as   in   the   days   when   they 
d  the   land. 

SIS.  FRANCE— France  making  sure  of 
safety — until  question  of  international 
rmament  is  settled,  new  recruits  are 
g  steadily  added  to  France's  army. 
NNEBEC  RIVER,  ME.— Horses  aban- 
turf  for  ice.  Unique  sport  is  favorite 
ime  of  winter  phasure-seekers  along  the 
nebec    River. 

\SHIYAMA,  JAPAN— Paper-making  a 
ving  industry  in  Japan,  and  camera  shows 
the  Japanese  do  it.  First  the  pulp  made 
straw  is  put  through  a  refining  bath. 
RE  &  THERE— Albany,  N.  Y.— First 
»ien  in  Electoral  College.  Four  women 
ir  among  New  York's  delegates  to  body 
ilh  formally  elects  President. 
Hi  FRANCISCO,  CAL.— 1,500  bullets  a 
>nte.  This  is  the  record  of  the  new  sub- 
liiine    gun    adopted    for    use    against    ban- 

I^ANA,  CUBA — Major-General  Crowder 
■ 'uba  to  confer  with  President  Menocal. 
fcner  draft  head  arrives  on  the  U.  S.  S. 
d  lesota. 

■V  YORK  CITY— Seeing  New  York  at 
Ir.  With  the  aid  of  powerful  search- 
Hs,  the  cameraman  secures  remarkable 
■j:  views   of   Big    Metropolis — at    Columbus 

l/TICE,  ONT. — Missing  balloonists  and 
ra  to  safety.  First  pictures  of  the  arrival 
■  iree  naval  airmen  at  this  northern  trad- 
ogiost  after  month  of  hardships. 


.  oecial  Showing  for  Mayer  Film 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
■  Ids  Angeles — An  elaborate  pre- 
■'  of  "The  Woman  in  His  House" 
fl)uis  B.  Mayer  production  starring 
Bred  Harris,  was  given  in  the 
ijruesday  evening.  A  distinguish- 
ed ball  room  of  the  Alexandria 
d  udience  attended. 

)tto  Plans  World  Wide  Cruise 

u^peciai  to  w'lu'S  brtinj 
lbs  Angeles — Henry  Otto,  who 
Be  a  number  of  pictures  for  Metro 
■was  later  with  Pauline  Frederick, 
m;  to  leave  shortly  on  a  two  years' 
■lie  around  the  world  during  which 
;pj  he  will  make  some  stories  and 
'hiograph  a  considerable  amount 
ilenic  material.  Otto  plans  to  dis- 
H  of  whatever  material  he  shoots 
111  he   returns. 

New   State   Righter 

Maries  Rhoades,  formerly  with 
Jtpommonwealth  Film  Corp.,  and 
Hge  R.  Carter,  formerly  with 
yoj-rtson-Cole,  have  formed  the 
'a  ;r-Rhoades  Pictures  Co.,  and 
■  il  distribute  independent  picturse  in 
jpter  New  York  and  Northern 
*e  Jersey.  They  are  handling 
County  Fair"  for  the  Trahne- 
'h  Vmusement  Co.,  a  newly  formed 
m  in  which  A.  H.  Hogan  is  inter - 
st  ■  Offices  of  the  latter  company 
t    '6  W.  46th   St. 

Red  Cross  in  Line 

(Continued    from   Page    1) 

give  special  matinees   for  children  on 
the   morning  of  Saturday,   Jan  29th. 

From  the  Red  Cross  workers  will 
be  chosen  captains  and  lieutenants  to 
serve  in  the  theaters,  on  Motion  Pic- 
ture Day,  Jan.  26th,  when  speakers 
of  prominence  will  address  the  aud- 
iences and  funds  will  be  gathered. 
The  Red  Cross  women  were  asked  to 
secure  patrons  and  patronesses  for 
the  special  Saturday  morning  chil- 
dren's matinee.  It  is  the  plan  to  have 
the  public  purchase  tickets  for  this 
special  matinee  at  50  cents  each  and 
to  donate  the  tickets  thus  purchased 
to  public  schools,  orphan  asylums  and 
other  children's  organizations,  so  that 
the  youngsters  of  New  York  can  be 

The  call  for  the  meeting  was  issued 
by  Mrs.  Paul  Foerster,  who  with  H. 
D.  Burrell  is  in  charge  of  the  dispo- 
sition of  tickets  for  the  children's 

Late  yesterday  afternoon,  another 
meeting  was  held  in  S.  L.  Rothafel's 
office  at  the  Capitol,  at  which  time, 
the  various  sub-committee  chairmen 
who  were  appointed  on  Thursday  to 
secure  co-ordinated  publicity  report- 
ed favorable  progress. 

Charles  C.  Pettijohn,  who  is  a  mem- 
ber of  the  committee  for  the  entire 
industry  reported  that  excellent  pro- 
gress had  been  made  in  various  sec- 
tions of  the  country.  Pettijohn  ex- 
pects particularly  gratifying  results  in 
the  south  where  E.  V.  Richards,  now 
in  New  York  had  told  him  all  the 
Saenger  theaters  were  in  line.  Word 
from  E.  T.  Peter  of  Dallas,  had  it 
that  every  Texan  theater  had  pledged 
its  aid  and  all  of  the  Mastbuam 
houses  in  eastern  Pennsylvania  are 
likewise  in  line.  Similar  reports  were 
read  from  other  sections  of  the 

A  letter  has  been  sent  to  every  ex- 
hibitor in  the  Greater  New  York  ter- 
ritory asking  for  co-operation  in  the 
drive.  When  acceptances  are  re- 
rp^i-od  a  block  of  tickets  and  speakers 
will  be  dispatched  immediately  to  the 
various  theaters.  Stars  are  exnected  j 
+o  cover  a  eoodly  number  of  theaters 
in  town  on  the  night  of  the  26th  in 
behalf  of  the  drive.  i 

The  following  is  a  list  of  exhibitors 

<.„  ,..i.„.„  tt^-V..-*  Hoover  d:T3trhor1 
wires  ack""°r  tkpm  t<~,  3<-t;  3t  ^'.^j,-.., .,., 
for  the  drive  in  their  respec'ive  cit'es. 
Most  of  them   have  accepted. 

\V.  Bernstein,  Colonial,  Albany;  Mr.  Lar-  ' 
'""■  Keith's,  Boston;  Mike  Shea.  Shea's 
Hippodrome,  Buffalo;  Dr.  Sam  Atk:nson. 
\!'.-„H  A— "■"•ment  Asso.,  Chicago:  Henry 
T.ustisr.  Williamson  Bklg..  Clev'a'vl:  F  T 
Peter.  1713M  Corrmerce  St.,  Dallas:  F.  F. 
Schwie.  Duluth  Amusement  Co..  Duluth ; 
Fred  Dahnken,  Turner  &  Dahnken,  San 
Francisco :  Gore  Bros.  &  Sol  Lesser,  209 
Knickerbocker  Bldg.,  Los  Angeles;  Glenn 
Harper,  2125  Oak  St.,  Los  Angeles;  James 
Q.  Clemmer,  Clemmer,  Seattle,  Wash.  ;  Ray 
A.  Grombacker,  Liberty,  Spokane;  W.  A. 
Creaper.  Union  Ave..  Portland,  Ore. ;  Wm. 
Swanson,  Swanson  M.  P.  Co.,  Salt  Lake 
City ;  ^£hos.  Vick  Roy,  Tauber,  Denver, 
Colo. ;  Fred  Seegert,  Regent,  Milwaukee ; 
Take  Wells,  Colonial,  Richmond,  Va. ;  Frank 
L.  Newman,  Newman,  Kansas  City,  Mo. ; 
Harry  Crandall,  Metropolitan,  Washington ; 
Harry  Goldberg,  Moon,  Omaha ;  A.  H.  Blank, 
Des  Moines,  Des  Moines,  la. ;  Eugene  V. 
Richards,  Saenger  Amusement,  New  Orleans; 
Jules   Mastbaum,   Palace,   Philadelphia;   F.  W. 


Albany,  N.  Y.— The  Sheers  Amu. 
Co.,  Brooklyn,  increases  capital  from 
$25,000  to  $600,000. 

Albany,  N.  Y  —  Benson  Theaters 
Corp.,  Brooklyn.  Capital,  $200,000. 
Incorporators,  E.  N.  Rugoff,  A.  M. 
Rapf  and  M.  Ruden,  336  E.  4th  St. 

Albany,  N.  Y.— The  Diamond 
Amusement  Corp.  of  New  York,  in- 
creased capital  from  $200,000  to  $300,- 

Albany,  N.  Y.— B.  S.  Moss  Thea- 
ter Corp.,  New  York.  Capital,  $1,- 
500,000.  I  ncorporators,  N.  H.  Strei- 
mer,  M.  Sulzberger  and  B.  S.  Moss, 
985    Park  Ave. 

Dover,  Del. — Madison  Film  Co. 
Capital,  $1,000,000.  Incorporators. 
C.  T.  Cohee,  S.  L.  Mackey  and  C.  B. 
Outten,    Wilmington. 

Buhler.  Stanley  Co.,  of  America,  Philadel- 
phia: John  P.  Harris,  Grand.  Pittsburgh;  T. 
C.  Ritter,  Rialto,  Detroit;  Theo.  L.  Hayes, 
Loeb's  Arcade,  Minneapolis;  Joseph  Mogler, 
Mogler,  St.  Louis;  E.  M.  Fay,  Fay's,  Provi 
dence;  Louis  Blumentliak  National,  Tersey 
City,  N.  J.;  E.  H.  Bingham,  Colonial.  In- 
dianapolis; J.  H.  Maddox,  Southern,  Colum- 
bus; Charles  W.  Whitehurst,  New,  Balti- 
more: H.  B.  Varner.  Lyric.  Lexington,  N. 
C  ;  C.  D.  Cooley,  Strand,  Tampa;  W.  A. 
Steffes,  324  Kasota  Bldg.,  Minneapolis:  H. 
C.  Farley.  314  Montgomery  St.,  Mont- 
gomery ;  L.  J.  Ditmars,  Majestic.  Louis- 
ville ;  E.  T.  Lester,  Rilato,  Columbus.  S.  C. ; 
L.  M.  Miller.  Palace,  Wichita,  S.  Z.  Poli, 
Poll's  New  Haven;  Oscar  Ginn.  DuPont, 
Wilmington.  Del.  :  Sam  I.,.  Rithafel,  Taoi- 
tol,  New  York  ;  Alfred  Black,  Black's,  Rock- 
land. Me. :  C.  H.  Bean,  Pastime.  Franklin. 
N.  H.  ;  H.  S.  Graves,  St.  Johnsburv.  Vt,  ; 
Fitzpatrick  &  McElroy,  Adams  &  State  St  , 
Chicago;  W.  A.  Dillion,  Strand,  Ithaca;  W. 
H.  Linton,  Hippodrome.  Utica,  N.  Y. ; 
Theo.  Tellenk,  Albany,  Schenectady,  N.  Y  ; 
Ralnh  Talbot.  Majestic,  Tulsa,  Okla.  :  C.  H. 
Lick.  New,  Fort  Smith,  Ark.;  F.  B.  Hvman, 
Lyric.  Huntington,  E.  Va. ;  F.  T.  Bailey. 
American.  Butte;  J.  M.  Xales.  Lyric.  Doug- 
las, Ariz. ;  M.  A.  Roch,  Pa'ace,  Gallatin, 
T*»r»n. ;  A.  F.  AnHer^on,  Or'iheuri.  Tw'« 
Falls.  Ida;  G.  E.  Smith,  Butler,  Tonopah, 
Nev. ;  and  J.  A.  Sneider,  Grand,  Bessemer. 

All    Set   in    St.    Lou's 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
St.  Louis — Plans  for  raising  the 
local  quota  of  $100,000  for  the  Hoo- 
<*»r  fund  include  special  shows  ov 
the  morning  of  Jan.  29  and  ta<r  sa'es 
;'t  all  theaters  on  Jan.  26,  Movinp 
Picture  Day. 

Sixteen  theaters  have  agreed  to 
en've  special  shows,  a'l  receipts  to  ^o 
to  the  fund.  The  films.  conc'°sting  of 
a  feature  and  a  comedy,  will  be  do- 
nated by  local  exchanges.  Musi- 
cians, operators  and  all  heln  have 
volunteered  their  services.  The  the- 
aters in  the  plan  to  date  are:  Mis- 
souri, Delmonte,  Criterion,  New 
Grand  Central,  West  End  Lyric, 
Shaw,  Cinderella,  Woodland,  Loew's 
Garrick,  Marquette,  Grand-Floris- 
sant, Virginia,  Arco,  Eighteenth  St., 
Broadway  and   Shenandoah. 

Ten  per  cent  of  profits  of  movie 
ball,  Jan.  21,  also  go  to  the  fund. 
Season  passes  to  prominent  theaters 
will  be  raffled  to  help  swell  receipts. 

Passed   in    Ontario 
Albert  L.  Grey  and  J.  J.   McCarthy 

have  returned  from  Montreal  wl 
they  had  gone  relative  to  the  banning 
of  "Way  Down  East"  by  the  Quebec 
hoard  of  censors.  The  situation  in 
that  province  regarding  a  reversed  de- 
cision is  hopeless  for  several  moi 
the  Griffith  offices  stated. 

The  Ontario  Censor  Board,  how- 
ever, viewed  the  picture  and  passed 
it  for  that  province. 




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Saturday,  January  15,  1921 

Morgenroth  Resigns 
Ben    Morgenroth    resigns    as    man- 
ager of  Masterpiece  Film  Dist.  Corp., 
ctive    Ian.    15.     L.   T.   Rogers,   at 
present     with     Masterpiece     succeeds 

Start  "Salvation  Nell"  Monday 
Kenneth  Webb  will  start  work  on 
'Salvation  Nell"  at  the  Whitman 
Bennett  studios  in  Yonkers  next 
Mondav.  Ernest  Haller,  who  photo- 
graphed "The  Gilded  Lily"  with  Mae 
Murray  for  Famous  Players,  will 
shoot  "the  picture.  Pauline  Starke, 
who  will  play  "Nell,"  was  expected 
from   California  yesterday. 

Musicians  in  Van  Loan  Film 
Philip  Van  Loan  states  he  has  ar- 
ranged with  Jan  Kubelik,  Jasha  Hei- 
fetz;  Toscha  Seidel,  Efrem  Zimbalist 
and  Nathan  Franko,  all  musicians  of 
renown,  to  appear  in  "The  Soul  of 
the  Violin."  wheih  he  is  making. 
These  men  will  also  prepare  the  mu- 
sic to  go  with  the  various  episodes 
of  the  picture. 

Conferring  With  Board  of   Review 

Mrs.  J.  W.  Brackett,  president,  and 
Mrs.  Walter  Hartstone,  counsel  of 
the  Film  Club  of  Boston,  an  affiliated 
unit  with  the  Mass.  Federation  of 
Women's  Clubs,  are  in  New  York 
conferring  with  the  National  Board 
of  Review  with  a  view  to  reporting 
back  to  the  federation  on  the  work 
of  the  board. 

Educational    Moves 

lueational  Films  Corp.  is  moving 
its  new  offices  in  the  Perm  Ter- 
minal Bldg.,  7th  Ave.  and  31st  St. 
lack  of  room  in  its  present  quarters 
at  729  Seventh  Ave.,  which  will  be 
retained  by  the  New  York  exchange 
and  the  snipping  department,  is  the 
occasion  for  the  change.  Education- 
al will  be  doing  business  at  the  new 
stand  on   Monday. 


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Sees  a  New  Evil 

Crandall  of  Washington  Opposed  to 

Non-Theatrical  Showing  of  Films 

— Writes  Frederick  Elliott 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Washington — Harry  Crandall,  who 
is  now  in  Chicago  attending  the  First 
National  meeting,  has  written  a  letter 
to  Frederick  H.  Elliott  of  the  Na- 
tional Association,  pointing  out  what 
he  thinks  is  a  "menace"  to  the  picture 
business.  He  refers  to  the  showing 
of  pictures  by  non-theatrical  organ- 
izations, such  as  churches   and  clubs. 

The  same  letter  has  also  been  for- 
warded to  Sydney  S.  Cohen  of  the 
M.    P.  T.   O.  and  reads: 

'One  of  the  greatest  menaces,  as  I  see 
it,  to  the  future  of  the  motion  picture  indus- 
try, and  a  thing  that  is  of  far  more  import- 
ance to  both  producer  and  exhibitor  than 
censorship  or  Sunday  closing,  is  the  fur- 
nishing of  shows  to  non-theatrical  organiza- 
tions,   such    as    churches,    clubs,    etc. 

"In  the  first  place,  many  of  these  organ- 
izations pay  no  taxes,  while  the  exhibitor 
has  anywhere  from  10  to  14  taxes  to  pay. 
In  addition  to  this  they  can  nearly  command 
their  congregations  or  members  to  attend 
their  shows  as  against  the  picture  theater, 
and  even  if  they  do  a  very  moderate  busi- 
ness, it  has  a  tendency  to  cut  down  the 
business  of  the  theater  that  may  be  in  their 
territory,  and  may  eventually  put  him  out 
of  business. 

"The  producer's  first  thought  may  be  that 
he  will  benefit  by  this  and  let  the  exhibitor 
worry.  In  this  I  assure  you  he  is  wrong, 
for  the  reason  that  these  accounts  are  us- 
ually furnished  at  a  very  moderate  rental,  and 
if  this  continues  to  occur,  the  exhibitors  will 
I  have  to  have  a  reduction  in  their  service  that 
will  more  than  offset  any  rentals  paid  by 
these  non-theatricals.  Eventually  the  ex- 
hibitor may  have  to  go  out  of  business,  but 
whether  he  does  so  or  not,  you  will  find  that 
these  churches  and  other  organizations  will 
make  so  much  money  out  of  the  picture  busi- 
ness that  they  will  decide  to  produce  their 
own  pictures,  and  this  is  where  the  manu- 
facturer will  be  hurt;  and  a-fter  all  why 
should  churches  and  other  organizations  be 
supported  off  t!:e  motion  picture  industry 
any    more    than    off    anything    . 

"It  must  be  remembered  that  the  motion 
picture  industry  has  been  fought  from  all 
angles  for  years  by  most  everything.  De- 
spite this  fact,  it  is  successful,  and  has 
become  one  of  the  most  popular  forms  of 
<  ment  in  the  world.  Why  should  those 
who  have  fought  us  be  allowed  to  come  in 
ifter  we  have  invested  millions  of  dob 
iai  .  and  reap  the  harvest?  1  feel  that  the 
motion  picture  industry  should  be  independ 
i  ni  and  stand  on  its  own  footing,  and  should 
disi  mrage  the  encroachments  of  non-theat 
:iea!  organizations  just  the  same  as  the  legit- 
imate show-houses  have   done   for   years.' 


Announces    In    Course   of  Preparation 

"Salvage"  1 


Starring  Pauline  Frederick  |! 

Casey   Here  from   Boston 

John  M.  Casey,  attached  to  the  of- 
fice of  the  Mayor  of  Boston,  is  at  the 
Astor.  He  is  here  to  confer  with 
producing  companies  relative  to  the 
types  of  pictures  shown  around 

More   "Big   Fives" 

There  are  some  more  "Big  Fives" 
developing  in  the  business.  Equity 
Pictures  will  distribute  in  1921  a  se- 
ries of  live  Clara  Kimball  Young  pic- 
lures  as  the  "Big  Five."  The  first 
is  "Hush,"  to  be  followed  by 
"Straight  From  Paris,"  "Charge  It," 
"Try  and  Get  It,"  and  "Fascinating 
Lucille    from    Manhattan." 

L.  J.  has  a  "Five  Star"  series  of 
pictures.  This  name  is  being  usred 
in  connection  with  his  star  series 
composed  of  pictures  with  Elaine 
I  lammerstein,  Conway  Tearle,  Eu- 
gene O'Brien,  Martha  Mansfield  and 
Owen    Moore. 

Special  Showing  for  "The  Kid" 
"The  Kid"  will  be  included  on  the 
program  of  the  subscription  benefit 
performance  to  be  given  at  Carnegie 
Hall  on  Jan.  21st,  by  the  National 
Board  of  Review  for  the  working 
fund  of  the  Children's  Department. 

New   House    Organ 
Associated  First  National   Pictures, 
Inc.,    announces    the    launching    of    a 
new     house    organ,     "First     National 

The  first  issue  whose  pages  will  be 
the  same  as  the  standardized  trade 
papers,  will  be  dated  Jan.  15.  The 
paper  is  to  be  circulated  monthly. 
Lee  S.  Ferguson  has  been  named  as 

Breaking    Records 

(Special    to   WID'S    DAILY) 

Cleveland — "Women  Men  Love," 
the  Bradley  production  made  in  this 
city,  broke  all  records  for  the  Metro- 
politan and  Strand  when  shown  here. 

Anthony  Gablik,  who  has  done 
considerable  art  work  for  the  adver- 
tisers of  pictures,  will  entertain  a 
number  of  executives  and  writers  at 
his  new  studio.  70  W.  45th  St.,  on 
Friday  evening,  Jan.  21st. 

Jersey  Directors  Elected 
The    first    business    meeting   of   the 
Associated     First    National    of     New 
Jersey,    was    held    late    last    week    in 

The  following  were  elected  direc- 
tors, Irving  Rose,  Union  Hill;  Wil- 
liam C.  Hunt,  Haddon  Heights.  Hen- 
ry Haring,  Hackensack;  and  Benja- 
min Nussbaum,  Newark.  The  five 
directors  already  elected  are  Jacob 
Fabian,  President;  Philip  Dimoud,  of 
Paterson;  A.  M.  Fabian,  Simon  H. 
Class,  and  S.   H.  Fabian. 

Missouri   Organized,  Too 

Associated  First  National  Pictures 
of  Missouri  perfected  its  organiza- 
tion at  a  meeting  last  week,  too. 

Spyros  P.  Skouras,  of  St.  Louis 
was  elected  president;  Frank  L.  New- 
man, Kansas  City,  vice  president; 
Lee  Rassieur,  Jr.,  St.  Louis,  secretary 
and  Charles  P.  Skouras,  St.  Louis, 

The  Messrs.  Skouras  and  Mr.  New- 
man were  also  elected  directors  in  ad- 
dition to  J.  F.  Truitt,  Sedalia;  A.  F. 
Baker,  Kansas  City;  Fred  Warner, 
St.  Louis;  Eugene  Freund,  St.  Louis; 
Joseph  Mogler,  St.  Louis;  and  Lee 
Jones   of   Marshall. 

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"I'm  telling  you— 

I'll  get  you  safely  married  yet!" 

Such  was  the  warning  which  the  great 
character  actor,  Theodore  Roberts,  as  gouty 
old  General  Brent,  issued  to  his  daughter 
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(Adapted  by  Julia  Crawford  Ivers  from  the  novel  by  "Pan") 

We  are  telling  you— 

The  time  to  book    'The  Furnace"  is  now. 

Not  only  because  of  it's  all-star  cast,  with 
Theodore  Roberts,  Agnes  Ayres,  Milton  Sills. 
Jerome  Patrick,  Betty  Francisco  and  others, 
but  because  it  has  the  stuff  in  it  which  the 
millions  want.  It  tells  the  story  of  a  modern 
marriage  in  a  way  that  grips  ! 

Wherever  it  has  been  shown,  it  is  a  story 
of  swamped  box-offices  and  enthusiastic  words 
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Features  Reviewed 

Albert  A.  Kaufman  presents 


Holubar  Prod.-Asso.  First  Nat'l  Pict.  .  .  .Pcge     3 
Anita  Stewart  in SOWING  THE  WIND 

Mayer  Prod.-Asso.  First  Natl  Pict Page     4 

Charlie  Chaplin  in THE  KID 

Asso.  First  National  Pict.  Inc Page     5 

Mary  Pickford  in THE  LOVE  LIGHT 

United  Artists    Page     7 


Metro   Page     9 


Cosmopolitan   Prod. -Paramount    Page   11 

George  Beban  in ONE  MAN  IN  A  MILLION 

Robertson-Cole    Page   14 

Eileen  Percy  in .THE  LAND  OF  JAZZ 

Fox    Page  1 5 

Edgar  Lewis  presents '.THE  SAGE  HEN 

Pathe Page  17 


Stoll    Film— Pathe    Page  19 

Albert  A.  Kaufman  presents NOT  GUILTY 

Asso  First  National  Pict.  Inc Page  21 

Eddie  Lyons  and  Lee  Moran  in 


Universal  Page  22 

Short  Reels Page  23 


This  issue  contains  reviews  of  all  of  the  features  shown 
by  Associated  First  National  Pictures,  Inc.,  at  Chicago,  early 
this  week,  excepting  "Passion  "  which  was  reviewed  in  the 
issue   of    Oct.    10,    1920. 

News  ot  the  Week 
in  Headlines 

Al    Lichtman  resigns  as  general  manager  of  distribu- 
tion   Famous    Players.      Sydney    R.    Kent    succeeds 


Federal  Trade  Commission  investigating  Eskay  Harris 
version  of  "Black  Beauty." 

Famous  Players  mortgage  Long  Island  studio  for 

Allen  Holubar  not  tied  up  with  any  producer. 


D.  W.  Griffith  to  be  an  exhibitor.  Buys  site  for  the- 
ater in  Philadelphia  and  plans  house  in  New  York. 

"Al"  Lichtman  with  Felix  Feist  may  handle  Para- 
mount re-issues. 

First  National  officials  in  Chicago  to  show  "Big  5" 

Mary  Pickford  quoted  in  Los  Angeles  Times  as  stat- 
ing Big  Four  Associated  Producers  combine  is 

Fox  to  build  theater  in  Philadelphia. 


Famous  Players  to  release  49  pictures  between  March 
1   and  Aug.  31.    , 

'Vic"  Smith  no  longer  studio  manager  for  Famous 
Players  in  the  east.    "Bob"  Kane  his  successor. 

Famous  Players-Canadian  Corp.  secures  theater  sites 
in  Calgary,  Regina,  Moose  Jaw,  Brandon  and  Swift 

Opportunity  Film  to  make  three  a  year. 

|.  C.  Wainwright  buys  Special  Pictures  output  for 


Lichtman  deal  with  Famous  Players  falls  through. 

"The  Kid,"  to  be  released  as  part  of  contracted  series 
of  eight  pictures. 

Louise  Lovely's  contract  with  Fox  expires. 

"Jimmie"  Grainger  to  handle  contracts  on  "The  Kid" 
for  Chaplin. 

Lesser-Gore  interests  plans  theaters  on  entire  Pacific 

Censor  problem  crops  up  in  Nebraska,  Kansas,  Mis- 
souri and  New  York. 


C.  L.  Chester  to  distribute  through  Federated  Film 

Gloria  Swanson  may  star  for  First  National. 


Chas    Urban   io  release  through  National  Exchanges. 

Inc.  'a 

Arrow  Filnru:'ys  out  local  Empire  State  Exchange 
Frank  Woods  supervising  studio  director  for  Fnmors 

"Pardomn*  the  bad  is  injuring  the  good"— Benjamin  Franklin 



B!||  &SM0W 


NEVER  BEFORE!  Anywhere— for  any  picture!  Not 
less  than  four  of  Broadway's  biggest  houses  open- 
ing on  one-and-the-same  night,  Sunday,  Jan.  16th, 
ling  opening — a  more-than-startling  picture—the  most  amaz- 
with  Priscilla  Dean  in  "OUTSIDE  THE  LAW."  A  start- 
ing American  Melodrama  ever  screened.  How  do  you 
know  that  we  know  that  such  an  unprecedented  first-show- 
ing is  worth  while? 

Read  the  Paragraph  Immediately  Below! 

Any  picture  that  can  make  two  dollars  grow  where  only 
one  dollar  grew  before  is  worth  showing  in  every  theatre 
on  Broadway — and  yours,  first  of  all! 

&a  1L®0  Anc^sflcs©  ika  ©sues  ^xk^bHs. 








NE  YEAR  ago,  at  the  Superba  in  Los  Angeles,  "The 
Great  Air  Robbery"  grossed  the  unequalled  total  of 
$5259.00  for  670  seats  in  only  one  week.  This  year, 
week  ending  Jan.  1st,  "OUTSIDE  THE  LAW"  grossed 
$9,466.15  in  the  same  theatre.  In  other  words,  for  every 
dollar  you  took  in  on  "The  Great  Air  Robbery",  that  great 
record-smasher  of  a  year  ago,  you  stand  to  gross  two 
dollars  on  "OUTSIDE  THE  LAW." 

Look  up  your  receipts — get  out  your  pencil — wire  your 
Universal  Exchange  today.  You  can't  work  too  fast  on 
this  thing.      Put  this  book  down  now  and  get  busy ! 


Supported  hy 

Sundav.  January   16,   1921 



Tremendously  Spectacular  But  Lacks  Big  Heart  Interest. 

Albert  A.  Kaufman  presents 


Holubar  Prod. — Asso.  First  National  Pict.,  Inc. 

DIRECTOR  Allen  Holubar 

AUTHOR   Olga  Scholl 

SCENARIO  BY Allen  Holubar 

ART  TITLES  Ferdinand  Pinney  Earle 

CAMERAMEN H.   Lyman   Broening  and   Wil- 
liam McGann 
AS    A    WHOLE Sumptuous,    extravagant    pro- 
duction lacking  heart  interest 

STORY Built  on  faith  wife  has  that  God  will 

make  her  husband  see  the  true  light.  With  in- 
numerable excursions  into  days  long  gone  by 
showing  constant  conflict  between  man  and 

PLAYERS Dorothy     Phillips,     featured,     gives 

best  performance  of  her  career,  rising  at  times 
to  splendid  heights.  Support  uniformly  excel- 
lent.    James  Kirkwood  fine  as  husband 

PHOTOGRAPHY    Splendid;   some  gorgeous 


LIGHTINGS  Excellent 

CAMERA  WORK Held  to  high  standard 

EXTERIORS Correct;  fitting.  Ancient  histor- 
ical backgrounds  beautifully  done 

INTERIORS    Magnificient 

DETAIL Worked  out  masterly 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Good  for  any  house- 
woman  triumphant  over  all  destroying  influ- 
ences and  saving  her  husband 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION Over  9,000  feet 

Standing  out  as  one  of  the  most  extravagant  pro- 
ductions of  the  year,  Allen  Holubar's  "Man — Wom- 
an— Marriage"  offers  much  to  interest  the  eye.  But 
whether  it  gets  to  your  heart  is  another  story.  Cut 
from  its  present  form,  and  tightened  up  it  may.  But 
it  is  a  serious  question  whether  the  actual  story, 
heightened  as  it  is  by  innumerable  excursions  into  the 
past  showing  woman  dominated  and  broken  by  man, 
the  master,  has  that  heart  interest  so  necessary  to 
make  a  production  of  this  extent  the  tremendous  suc- 
cess its  financial  undertaking  should  justify.  Certainly 
Holubar  and  Al  Kaufman,  the  producer,  have  spared 

nothing.  Reported  that  it  cost  close  to  half  a  million 
in  the  making,  it  surely  shows  tremendous  profligacy 
in  expenditure  all  the  way  through.  Some  of  the  sets. 
flashed  for  but  a  moment,  represent  tremendous  costs. 
Naturally  the  ancient  periods  allowed  for  atmosphere, 
and  here  Holubar  has  gone  to  the  limit.  Particularly 
so  are  those  sequences  showing  woman  lifted  from 
brute  domination  by  a  knight,  where  he  rides  cap-a- 
pie  into  the  castle  and  places  her  bodily  on  his  horse, 
galloping  away;  the  battle  of  the  Amazons  which  is 
going  to  produce  the  greatest  thrill  of  the  production  ; 
and  that  where  a  Christian  slave  girl  awakens  in  the 
Emperor  Constantine,  the  desire  to  have  Rome  be- 
come Christianized  through  the  ennobling  influence 
of  love.  Then  there  is  a  wild  orgy  where  Dorothy 
Phillips  becomes  disgusted  with  her  politician  hus- 
band and  leaves  him.  This  is  a  tremendous  setting, 
with  a  dance  on  the  table  by  half  naked  participants 
that  is  sure  to  be  talked  about.  All  through  can  be 
s.°c-n  the  desire  to-  do,  to  present  what  was  in  the 
director's  mind,  without  regard  to  cost. 

But  even  so  the  heart  interest  never  quickens.  Ex- 
cept at  the  very  end,  where,  love  triumphant,  and  faith 
retrieved,  the  husband  awakes  to  the  realization  of  his 
wife's  great  good,  and  her  true  worth,  and  returns  to 
her,  after  serving  a  term  in  prison,  is  there  little  to 
stir  to  emotions.  The  finish  gives  a  thrill,  the  Prizma 
effect  being  particularly  worth  while. 

Much  needs  to  be  done  with  the  production  to  make 
it  "right."  It  needs  judicious  pruning  and  cutting. 
There  are  too  many  interruptions  to  the  thread  of  the 
story  by  cutting  back  into  ancient  history.  These 
could  easily  be  cut  down  to  flashes ;  some  might  be 
eliminated  entirely.  By  doing  this  the  heart  interest 
might  be  quickened.  And  this  is  surely  what  the 
production  needs. 

An  excellent  cast  helps  immensely.  Miss  Phillips 
undeniably  gives  the  best  performance  of  her  career 
and  at  times  is  immense.  James  Kirkwood  is  virile 
and  strong  as  the  loving  husband,  the  scheming  poli- 
tician and  the  man,  in  the  end  awakened  to  his  wife's 
influence  and  love.  J.  Barney  Sherry  is  good  as  the 
political  boss  and  Ralph  Lewis,  as  Dorothy's  father, 
gives  a  stern,  true  performance. 

Bank  on  the  Women  Liking  This  and  Play  It  Up  Accordingly. 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor. 

Play  up  the  spectacular  touches  of  this  and  you  can  get  it  over. 
Holubar  has  spent  a  fortune  in  doing  this  and  it  shows.  Talk  about  the 
Battle  of  the  Amazons.  It  is  one  of  fte  most  spectacular  sequences  you 
have  ever  seen.  Build  up  your  campaign  on  the  fact  that  the  picture 
shows  the  triumph  of  a  good  woman  over  all  other  influences.  That  is 
sure  to  get  your  women  in.  And  once  you  do  that  the  rest  is  easy.  You 
will  have  to  depend  entirely  on  these  two  points — the  spectacular  end  of 
the  production  and  the  conflict  between  evil  forces  and  the  wife,  and  how, 
in  the  end,  the  wife  wins  out.     But  these  two  points  should  be  sufficient. 

It  offers  many  opportunities  for  special  exploitation,  especially  among 
clubwomen  and  mothers'  organizations,  and  your  appeal  to  them  should  be 

Dorothy  Phillips  may  be  remembered  for  her  work  in  "The  Heart 
of  Humanity,"  and  so  may  Holubar,  and  if  so  talk  about  them.  Kirkwood 
is  also  known  to  your  people.  He  has  done  some  very  good  work  lately 
and  should  be  an  asset. 

Catchlines  might  be  used,  but  it  would  seem  better  to  build  your  ex- 
ploitation along  other  lines.  You  can,  however,  talk  about  it  as  one  of 
the  biggest  spectacles   offered   in  pictures. 



Sunday,  January  16,   1921 

Strong,  Virile  Drama  in  "Sowing  the  Wind" 

Anita   Stewart  in 

Mayer  Prod. — Asso.  First  Nat'l  Pict. 

DIRECTOR   John  M.  Stahl 

AUTHOR From  play  by  Sydney  Grundy 

SCENARIO   BY Franklin  Hall 

CAMERAMAN    Rene  Guissard 

AS  A  WHOLE One  of  the  best  pictures  Anita 

Stewart  has  had 

STORY  Full  of  punch 

DIRECTION Director  has  failed  to  take  ad- 
vantage of  many  opportunities  original  play 
afforded,   but    it's    still    there   despite   handicap 

PHOTOGRAPHY Some  excellent  bits 

LIGHTINGS    Very  satisfactory 


STAR Gives  very  good  performance,  but  ap- 
pears cold  in  scenes  with  her  lover 

SUPPORT Unusually  fine.     Myrtle   Stedman 

does  a  "mother"  bit  that  stands  out  like  a  cameo. 
James  Morrison  also  good 

EXTERIORS    Excellent 

INTERIORS    Lavish 

DETAIL Watch  some  of  the  titles  or  censors 


CHARACTER  OF   STORY How   elderly  man 

"sowed  the  wind"  and  almost  caused  the  ruina- 
tion of  his  own  daughter  so  doing 
LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  6,000  feet 

Your  crowd  is  going  to  like  "Sowing  the  Wind"  if 
they  cut  it  and  get  the  titles  right.  This  will  probably 
be  done,  as  those  shown  at  Chicago  were  scratch  ti- 
tles, and  often  obviously  impossible  to  pass  police  or 
censor  boards. 

When  this  play  was  produced  many  years  ago  by 
Charles  Frohman  with  Henry  Miller  and  Viola  Allen 
in  the  leading  roles  it  was  a  sensation.  John  Stahl 
has  in  a  way  ignored  much  of  the  original  play,  but 

even  so  there  is  a  strong,  stirring  drama  offered  which 
is  sure  to  be  liked  by  the  average  crowd.  There  are 
several  splendid  dramatic  scenes  which  are  going  to 
be  remembered  for  a  long  time.  Especially  is  this 
true  of  the  early  reels  when  Myrtle  Stedman  domi- 
nates the  screen.  As  Baby  Brabant,  a  woman  of  the 
town,  the  hostess  at  a  gambling  palace,  trying  to  save 
her  daughter  from  the  crowd  with  which  she  asso- 
ciates, and  to  keep  from  her  child  the  very  fact  that 
she  is  her  mother,  Miss  Stedman's  work  stands  out 
clean  and  fine  cut.  You  forget  Anita  Stewart  is  the 
star  in  Miss  Stedman's  excellent  performance. 

The  continuity  is  bad.  Things  "just  happen"  and 
that's  all.  There  are  a  number  of  such  spots,  and  at 
one  place  it  is  hard  to  determine  whether  here  James 
Morrison  is  the  son  of  jRalph  Lewis,  or  whether  Lewis 
is  just  his  guardian.  Another  spot  shows  Morrison 
meeting  Anita  in  a  train,  evidently  falling  in  love  with 
her,  and  then  they  jump  a  year  and  a  title  says  they 
are  in  love  and  that  Anita  is  now  a  Broadway  star, 
ft  is  never  made  clear,  incidentally,  why  Josef  Swick- 
ard,  the  gambler,  demands  that  Anita  visit  his  gam- 
bling place  and  become  a  habituee.  Baby  Brabant  was 
Swickard's  mistress,  but  after  her  death  nothing  is 
made  clear  as  to  the  hold  he  should  have  over  Anita, 
her  daughter. 

Despite  these  slips,  however,  the  story  is  so  strong 
that  it  will  get  over.  It  tells  of  how  Ralph  Lewis, 
soured  by  his  experience  in  life  with  an  actress,  ad- 
vises his  ward  to  play  with  his  sweetheart,  Anita,  but 
not  to  marry  her,  and  to  return  to  him  "alone."  In  the 
end  he  discovers  that  Anita  is  his  own  daughter  and 
is  fearful  that  Morrison  had  carried  out  his  sugges- 
tion.    But  Morrison  had  not,  and  so  all  ends  happily. 

An  excellent  cast  aids  Miss  Stewart.  Lewis  is  fine 
as  the  guardian  and  while  Wm.  V.  Mong  overacts  at 
times  his  work  stands  out  as  a  forgetful  old  crony. 
Morrison  is  good  as  the  hero  and  Swickard  excellent. 
Miss  Stedman's  characterization  has  been  mentioned. 

Star's  Supporters  Sure  to  Like  Her  in  This 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

You  have  a  fine  title  here,  and  it  is  sure  to  get  them 
in,  especially  if  Anita  Stewart  is  liked  in  your  terri- 
tory. It  was  one  of  the  greatest  dramas  offered  years 
ago  and  is  still  powerful  enough  to  more  than  stand 
out  among  the  modern  screen  plays.  You  need  have 
no  fear  of  this,  especially  if  it  is  cut  and  titles  that  will 
not  shock  are  used,  as  they  probably  will  be.  But  it 
will  be  well  to  look  this  over  to  make  sure. 

Talk  about  Miss  Stewart's  characterization  as  one  of 

the  best  she  has  ever  given,  and  also,  for  the  benefit  of 
your'  women  patrons,  say  something  about  her  gor- 
geous clothes. 

For  catchlines  something  like  this  line:  "He  'Sowed 
the  Wind'  but  almost  reaped  a  whirlwind.  See  what 
happened  at  the  blank  theater." 

You  can  use  the  names  of  any  of  the  supporting  cast 
if  they  are  known  to  your  people.  Especially  point 
out  the  work  of  Myrtle  Stedman.     She  deserves  it- 

Associated  Exhibitors  Inc. 


Mr.  George  Arliss 


"The  Devil 


The  Sensation  of  Two  Continents 

Directed  by  JAMES  YOUNG 

"/  am  the  good  friend  who  visits  your  home — 
the  friend  whom  women  dote  upon  and  husbands  trust — 
and  I  am  hut  one  in  the  legion  of  Hell  amo?ig  you  always!''' 

The  Associated  Exhibitors  announce 
this  masterly  creation  in  the  utmost 
confidence  that  it  will  receive  from 
exhibitors  the  enthusiastic  reception 
which  its  superb  artistry  warrants.  Mr. 
Arliss,  in  his  screen  debut,  has  en- 
dowed   the    cinema    with    a  flawless, 

brilliant    and    indelible     characteriza- 

Chosen   on   merit,    and  after  inspec 
tion,  by  The  Strand,  New  York,  for 
its  premier  presentation. 
Highly  recommended  to  every  exhib- 
itor, everywhere. 


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Sunday,  January   16,   1921 



"The  Kid"-A  Knockout. 

Charlie  Chaplin  in 


Asso.  First  National  Pictures,  Inc. 

DIRECTOR Charlie  Chaplin 

AUTHOR    Charlie   Chaplin 

SCENARIO  BY Charlie  Chaplin 

CAMERAMAN   R.  H.  Fatheroh 

AS  A  WHOLE Most  human  picture  ever  made 

by  world  famous  comedian  with  touches  that 

make  it  a  masterpiece 
STORY Is  going  to  make  the  women  love  it. 

Natural,  human,  laughs  and  tears  all  centered 

about  a  waif  "The  Kid" 
DIRECTION Chaplin    shows   he    knows    some- 
thing beside  comedy 




PLAYERS Little  Jack  Coogan  gives  Charlie  a 

tough   run   for   first   honors.      Edna    Purviance 

very  good 

EXTERIORS Mainly  slum  stuff  but  good 

INTERIORS  Chiefly  a  rickety  garret 

DETAIL A  few  shots  may  be  objected  to  by 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Good  for  any  and 

every  picture  house  in  this  country 

"The  Kid"  is  a  knockout. 

That's  all.  This  tells  the  story  in  a  nutshell.  You 
could  go  on  and  rave  about  it  in  various  ways  and  fill 
a  small  book  about  it.  All  you  need  to  know  is  to  go 
hack  and  read  the  first  paragraph  of  this. 

If  you  don't  get  this — even  at  the  high  price  at  which 
it  will  be  issued — it's  your  own  funeral.  First,  because 
it's  something  different  than  the  famous  comedian  lias 
ever  attempted,  and  second,  because  it's  all  there  any 
way  you  look  at  it. 

Chaplin  never  registered  the  pathos,  nor  caused  the 
chunks  in  your  throat  as  he  does  in  this.  And  he  has 
rarely  made  you  laugh  more  heartily.  Once  in  a  while 
he  slips  into  slapstick  stuff,  but  as  a  rule  this  is  hap- 
pily missing,  and  there  are  some  touches  that  make 
you  forget  it's  a  comedy.  And  this  only  accentuates 
the  laughs  when  they  come.  There  are  a  lot  of  them, 

The  story  is  there  with  a  wallop.  A  little  waif, 
abandoned  by  its  mother,  is  finally  taken  up  by  Charlie 
because  he  can't  lose  him,  try  as  hard  as  he  does.  All 
the  hokum  is  there  showing  how  Charlie  takes  care  of 
him,  in  the  end  the  kid  being  returned  to  his  mother 
who  is  now  a  famous  singer.  How  Charlie  takes  to 
the  little  one,  protects  and  raises  him  and  finally  fights 
off  the  county  officials  who  would  take  the  youngster 
to  the  county  orphanage,  and  how,  in  the  end,  the 
youngster  goes  to  his  mother,  only  to  he  followed  by 
Charlie,  makes  up  the  plot.  But  this  synopsis  cannot 
begin  to  do  justice  to  the  innumerahle  hits  of  real 
humor,  of  real  comedy,  that,  interspersed  as  they  are, 
contribute  to  making  this  one  of  the  greatest  pictures 
you  ever  had  a  chance  to  book. 

Little  Jackie  Coogan  is  "The  Kid."  A  newcomer 
with  a  real  personality,  he  is  immense.  Edna  Purvi- 
ance has  a  mighty  good  part,  and  Charlie — well,  he  is 
the  same  old  irresistihle  laugh  maker  that  he  has 
always  been. 

Tell  'Em  It's  the  Best  Picture  Ever  Made  By  The  World's  Greatest 

Comedian — It  Is. 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

You've  never  had  a  Chaplin  like  this.  You've  had 
mighty  few  chances  to  get  a  picture  made  by  anyone 
that  will  outclass  this  as  a  box  office  bet.  It's  a  long 
time  since  you've  had  one  from  Charlie.  But  this  was 
well  worth  waiting  for.  It  contains  everything  that 
constitutes  a  box  office  attraction.  A  human  story, 
full  of  comedy  and  pathos,  with  the  world's  most 
famous  comedian  at  his  best,  and  a  youngster  that  your 
women  folk  are  going  "to  love." 

Hit  on  high  on  your  promises.  You  can't  go  wrong 
on  this.  Play  it  up  to  a  iare-you-well  and  then  some. 
Get  them  in.  That's  all.    It'll  do  the  rest.    And  it  will 

stimulate  Chaplin's  stuff  from  the  fan  view  for  a  long 
time  to  come. 

The  picture  is  said  to  have  cost  Asso.  First  National 
$800,000,  so  it  is  going  to  come  to  you  at  a  price  that 
may  make  you  hesitate.  But  it's  there.  And  it  isn't 
going  to  do  your  house  any  good  to  let  the  other  fel- 
low get  this. 

You  don't  get  a  flock  of  pictures  of  this  type.  So 
land  this  one.  You  shouldn't  need  catchlines  for  Chap- 
lin. But  if  you  do,  tell  them  it's  the  greatest  picture  he 
ever  made,  and  don't  overlook  talking  about  Jackie 
Coogan,  "The  Kid." 


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They're  Going  To  Like  The  Production  And  Mary  Too. 

Mary  Pickford  in 


United  Artists 

DIRECTOR Frances  Marion 

AUTHOR Frances  Marion 

SCENARIO  BY Frances  Marion 

CAMERAMEN Charles   Rosher  and   Henry 


AS  A  WHOLE Outside  of  the  star  herself  the 

photography  and  scenic  beauty  of  the  exteriors 
make  this  a  real  picture 

STORY German  spy  idea  a  bit  untimely  but  it 

serves   as   material   that   provides    proper   sur- 

DIRECTION Splendid;     story    runs    smoothly 

and    artistic    efforts    have    secured    beautiful 

PHOTOGRAPHY   Georgeous 

LIGHTINGS Clear  and  beautiful 

CAMERA  WORK Excellent 

STAR Really  appealing  and  photographs  splen- 

SUPPORT  All  do  very  well 

EXTERIORS Many  wonderfully  pretty  shots 

INTERIORS    Realistic 

DETAIL    Very  good 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Italian  girl  marries 

man,  really  a  German  spy,  and  later  learns  his 
act  caused  her  brother's  death 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION  7,800  feet 

"If  at  first  you  don't  succeed,  etc.,"  seems  to  have 
been  taken  to  heart  by  Mary  Pickford  and  after  her 
not  altogether  successful  attempt  at  a  character  part 
in  "Suds,"  she  has  tried  it  again  in  "The  Love  Light," 
this  time  surrounded  by  more  .sympathetic  circum- 
stances and  while  the  story  itself  may  strike  some  as 
untimely,  still  it  provides  a  splendidly  suited  atmos- 

The  idea  of  the  German  spy  theme  being  resurrected 
may  not  sound  appealing  but  you'll  have  to  see  "The 
Love  Light"  to  be  convinced  that  it  isn't  as  harsh  as 
it  may  sound.  The  direction  which  is  credited  to 
Frances  Marion  is  excellent  and  a  Griffith-like  artistic 
sense  is  noticeable  throughout  the  production.  Both 
Charles  Roscher  and  Jules  Cronjager  should  share 
equal  honors  for  their  part  of  the  picture's  satisfaction 
for  the  photography  is  the  best  of  the  pictures  seen 
most  recently  on  Broadway.  The  lightings  are  soft 
and  there  is  a  beautiful  shot  of  a  lighthouse  at  night, 
casting  its  light  on  the  waters,  the  rays  of  the  light 
playing  on  one  huge  wave  as  it  rolls  to  the  shore. 

Angela,  the  little  Italian  girl,  bids  good-bye  to  her 
second  brother,  and  the  youngest,  as  he  goes  off  to 
join  the  troops.  Then  comes  the  news  that  her  older 
brother  has  been  killed.  Giovanni,  who  loves  Angela, 
tries  to  comfort  her  and  then  he,  too,  is  called.  Left 
alone  Angela  is  made  keeper  of  the  lighthouse.  Comes 
Joseph,  who  says  he  is  an  American — a  deserter. 

They  are  later  secretly  married.  One  night 
he  has  Angela  flash  him  a  "love"  signal  from  the 
tower.  The  next  morning  a  native  ship,  returning 
with  wounded  soldiers  is  reported  as  having  been  de- 
stroyed at  midnight — the  hour  of  Angela's  signal. 

Angela  steals  chocolate  from  Tony  for  Joseph  to 
take  with  him.  When  she  returns  to  her  home  she 
hears  Joseph  murmer  "Gott  Mit  Uns"  in  his  sleep  and 
the  truth  dawns  on  her — her  husband  is  a  German  spy. 
Tony  traces  the  thief  to  Angela's  home  and  accuses 
her.  First  she  denies  it  but  when  they  tell  her  her 
brother  was  on  the  destroyed  ship  she  remembers  her 
signal  and  realizes  that  it  sent  her  brother  to  death. 
She  gives  up  her  husband  though  he  swears  he  loves 
her.  He  breaks  away  from  his  jailors  and  jumps  off  a 
cliff  and  is  killed.  Later  with  her  baby  and  Joseph's 
Angela  is  happy  with  her  old  sweetheart  Giovanni 
who  returns  blind. 

Good  For  An  Extended  Run.    Ought  To  Keep  The  Cashier  Busy. 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

There's  little  doubt  as  to  the  box  office  value  of  this 
picture.  If  you  can  secure  a  booking  of  "The  Love 
Light,"  you  will  have  little  trouble  in  making  the 
money  come  your  way.  And  you  can  best  do  this  by 
an  extended  run  for  they'll  all  want  to  see  Mary's 
latest.  You  can  make  promises  too  for  they're  going 
to  like  this  one.  You  can"  tell  them  that  the  star  again 
plays  a  character  part  but  is  surrounded  by  circum- 
stances that  compel  sympathy. 

Talk  about  the  production  itself.  Promise  them  a 
picture  beautiful  to  look  at.  You  won't  go  wrong  on 
this.  They'll  agree  with  you  that  it's  the  prettiest 
thing  they've  seen  recently.  Mention  the  photog- 
raphy. It  plays  no  small  part  in  the  picture's  success. 
Catchlines  and  stills  will  draw  them  but  they  won't 
be'needed.  You  could  promise  a  refund  and  feel  sure 
no  one  would  ask  for  it. 

Just  Completed 

Edward  Hemmer  Production 


Margaret  Beecher 



Sunshine  Harbor" 

Directed  by  Edward  Hemmer  By  Jerome  Wilson 

The  Playhouse  Bryant  4193 

Special  Music  by  George  Spink 

Sunday,  January   16,   1921 



Story  Is  Old  and  Picture  Generally  Is  Not  Up  To  Standard. 


DIRECTOR Philip  E.  Rosen 

AUTHOR Luther  Reed 

SCENARIO  BY Luther  Reed 

CAMERAMAN   Robert  Kurrle 

AS  A  WHOLE Gala  array  of  high  life  and  gay 

white  way  atmosphere  in  production  for  those 
who  like  this  sort 

STORY Not  at  all  human;  already  too  many 

times  told  in  pictures 

DIRECTION    Only  ordinary 



CAMERA  WORK  Average 

PLAYERS Cleo   Madison  well  cast  as  actress- 
vamp;  Gareth  Hughes  the  disillusioned  youth 

EXTERIORS  Few  of  them 

INTERIORS   Satisfactory 

DETAIL   Suit:  We 

CHARACTER   OF    STORY Youth   whos^   1  fe 

ambition  is  to  be  a  successful  playwright  writes 
his  first  successful  one  after  disillusionment 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  6,000  feet 

There's  nothing  either  in  story  or  production  in 
"Lure  of  Youth"  to  warrant  calling  it  anything  but 
an  ordinary  program  picture.  It  is  an  adaptation  of 
Luther  Reed's  original  novel  and  the  scenario  was 
written  by  Mr.  Reed.  It  might  well  satisfy  as  a  novel 
bnt  the  situation  of  the  actress-vamp  and  the  innocent 
youth  has  already  been  told  so  many  times  in  pictures 
that  it  no  longer  holds  interest. 

The  production  is  ordinary  except  that  every  op- 
portunity to  paint  a  vivid  picture  of  theatrical  high 
life  and  the  wild  parties  of  the  gay  white  way  are  taken 
advantage  of  and  they  go  into  it  for  all  it's  worth.    It's 

the  sort  of  thing  that  goes  well  in  some  small  com- 
munities where  the  only  knowledge  of  Broadway  is 
what  they  imagine,  what  they  read  and  see  in  pictures. 

"Lure  of  Youth"  doesn't  differ  from  a  lot  of  other 
pictures  of  its  kind  except  that  Florentine,  the 
actress,  is  not  really  as  bad  as  she  is  painted  and  in 
the  end  she  gives  it  up  to  marry  the  man  who  has 
stuck  to  her  through  it  all.  Cleo  Madison  is  well  cast 
as  Florentine,  while  Gareth  Hughes  is  the  youthful 
dramatist.  William  Conklin  is  Florentine's  sincere 
admirer  who  is  like  a  bad  penny.  He  makes  his  ap- 
pearance in  nearly  every  scene — and  when  you  least 
expect  it. 

Florentine  Fair,  famous  actress,  still  persists  that 
she  doesn't  want  to  become  Mrs.  Morton  Mortimer, 
hut  the  gentlemen  hangs  on  just  the  same  and  sends 
Florentine  to  a  town  where  there  isn't  even  a  trolley- 
car,  to  spend  the  summer.  In  this  town  is  Roger 
Dent,  whose  life  ambition  is  to  become  a  successful 
dramatist.  %  Florentine  becomes  greatly  interested  in 
the  youth's  ambition  to  write  but  her  offer  of  assist- 
ance is  looked  upon  as  merely  a  trap  to  ensnare  the 
boy  by  his  folks  and  the  townspeople. 

Eventually,  however,  Roger  decides  for  himself  and 
accepts  the  actress'  plan  to  take  him  to  the  city  where 
he  will  have  a  better  chance  to  make  good.  But  Roger 
is  still  told  that  he  will  have  to  see  more  of  life  before 
he  can  write  about  it.  Florentine  still  sees  in  the 
youth,  a  genius.  The  boy  believes  his  benefactress  to 
be  an  "angel"  as  he  calls  her,  but  in  a  flippant  moment 
Florentine  does  something  which  brings  about  his  dis- 
illusionment and  he  returns  to  his  home. 

He  writes  another  play  based  on  his  experience  and 
calls  it  "The  Awakening."  It  is  produced  and  proves 
a  success.  Roger  then  asks  Florentine  to  marry  him 
but  she  says  it  cannot  be.  Later  she  plans  to  marry 
Mortimer  who  had  remained  faithful  to  her  through 
it  all. 

Use  On  Double  Feature  Day  Or  Secure  Good  Short  Reels  To 

Accompany  It. 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

In  transient  houses  or  small  communities  where 
Broadway  life  in  pictures  appeals  to  them  since  it's 
the  nearest  they  get  to  it,  "Lure  of  Youth"  will  prob- 
ably go  over  very  nicely.  However,  in  first  class 
houses,  where  folks  expect  to  find  real  pleasant  enter- 
tainment of  a  happy,  realistic  atmosphere,  this  pro- 
duction won't  give  satisfaction. 

about  so  it's  a  question  whether  or  not  to  use  Luthe;- 
Reed's  name.  The  cast  doesn't  contain  names  that 
will  get  them  in  unless  Cleo  Madison  is  remembered. 
It  won't  do  to  make  any  promises  in  connection  with 
it,  so  if  you  have  a  double  feature  day  you  might 
work  it  in  then.     Catchlines  will  do  to  give  them  an 

And  the  story  doesn't  contain  anything  new  to  talk      idea  of  the  story. 

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Exceptional  Photoplay! 

Issued  by 

The  National  Board  of  Review 
of  Motion  Pictures 

70  Fifth  Avenue     -     -     -     New  York  City 



The  Last  ,£  Mohicans** 

Adapted  by  Robert  A.  Dillon  from  the  novel 
of  James  Fenimore  Cooper. 

Directed  by  Maurice  Tourneur  and  Clarence 
L.  Brown. 

Produced  by  Associated  Producers. 

T~  HE  story  of  "The  Last  of  the  Mo- 
hicans" is  too  well  known  to  need  re- 
sketching  for  .the  purpose  of  this 
"""  review.  To  the  many  who  have  read 
James  Fenimore  Cooper's  romance,  Mr. 
Tourneur's  motion  picture  will  bring  an  added 
pleasure,  and  to  those  who  have  not,  the  pic- 
ture should  appeal  as  an  exciting  excursion 
into  an  adventurous  period  of  American  his- 
tory with  which  one  will  be  glad  to  be 
acquainted.  To  both  divisions  of  its  audience, 
the  picture  should  come  as  something  fresh. 
For  in  many  ways  the  screen  story  is  nev 
and  decorative  of  the  book  on  whic 

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expects  to  see  him 
than  a  tomahawk;  i: 
it  is  easy  to  imagi; 
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self,  he  has  about 
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Sunday,  January  16,   1921 




Good  Production  and  Strong  Dramatic  Moments 

Cosmopolitan  Prod. — Paramount 

DIRECTOR  Albert  Capellani 

AUTHOR   Winston  Churchill 

SCENARIO  BY George  DuBois  Proctor 

CAMERAMAN Al  Siegler  and  Jacques  Monteran 

AS  SA  WHOLE.  .  .Dramatic  sequences  well  handled; 
good  production  and  well  acted 

STORY From  the  well  known  novel;  is  "preachy" 

but  makes  sincere  effort  to  expose  social  evils 
DIRECTION Good  for  the  most  part  and  es- 
pecially with  regard  to  detail  but  first  reels  of 
story  are  not  well  put  together 


LIGHTINGS    Effective 

CAMERA  WORK Very  good 

PLAYERS Capable  and  well  suited  cast;  David 

Torrence  and  William  P.  Carleton  give  force- 
ful performances ;  Marguerite  Clayton  and  Edith 
Hallor  do  very  well 

EXTERIORS    Very  few 

INTERIORS All  careful  prepared 


CHARACTER    OF    STORY Rich    men    who 

make  their  profits  off  the  poor  but  glory  in  their 
positions  as  "pillars  of  the  church" 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION  8,500  feet 

In  his  production  of  Winston  Churchills'  novel, 
Albert  Capellani  has  kept  the  church  atmosphere  up- 
permost all  the  time  and  the  scriptures  are  quoted 
from  at  frequent  intervals.  The  production  given  the 
story  is  thoroughly  adequate  and  will  be  liked  for  its 
dramatic  moments  which  are  well  handled  and  finely 

However,  director  Capellani  seems  to  have  found  it 
a  difficult  thing  to  get  into  his  story.  There  are  at 
least  three  sides  to  it.     There  is  Eldon  Parr,  banker 

and  his  associates,  who  make  their  wealth  by  trodding 
on  the  poor ;  there's  Richard  Garvin,  who  is  one  of 
Parr's  victims,  and  then  there  is  Kate  Marcy,  who  is 
also  a  victim  of  Parr's  though  in  a  different  way. 
There  is  a  flash  of  Parr,  a  short  bit  showing  his  house- 
hold of  Garvins  and  again  they  show  you  Kate.  For 
the  time  being  the  spectator  is  apt  to  be  "lost"  he- 
cause  so  far  they  are  unable  to  make  the  connection. 

Eldon  Parr,  a  hanker,  with  two  other  men,  one  a 
department  store  owner  and  the  other  who  practi- 
cally owns  all  the  tenements  in  the  Dalton  St.  section 
of  the  town  of  Bremerton,  are  the  "pillars"  of  St. 
John's,  a  fashionable  church,  catering  to  the  rich.  El- 
don Parr  learns  that  his  son  is  about  to  marry  Kate 
Marcy,  a  shop  girl.  Parr  goes  to  Kate  and  makes  her 
believe  that  by  marrying  his  son  she  would  ruin  his 
life  and  so  she  goes  away.  The  younger  Parr  de- 
nounces his  father's  act  and  goes  away  swearing  to 
defame  the.  family  name. 

Alison  Parr,  the  daughter,  also  leaves  her  home  he- 
cause  her  father  has  ruined  Garvin,  one  of  his  em- 
ployees. John  Hodder,  a  young  rural  clergyman,  is 
secured  as  rector  of  St.  John's  and  he  also  is  an  inno- 
cent victim  of  the  "pillars."  Gradually  the  rector's 
eyes  are  opened  and  as  one  by  one  he  comes  across 
the  people  whose  lives  have  been  wrecked  by  Parr, 
he  realizes  the  truth.  He  finds  Kate,  now  a  woman 
without  a  name,  and  Garvin  and  his  wife  and  boy 
dying  from  starvation. 

From  the  pulpit  the  rector  denounces  Parr  and  his 
accomplices  and  refuses  to  offer  his  resignation. 
Parr's  son  returns,  a  derelict,  and  later  Parr  is  killed 
by  the  now  half-crazed  Garvin,  who  also  kills  him- 
self. The  son  recovers  and  is  reunited  with  Kate, 
while  Alison,  who  has  been  devoting  her  time  to  set- 
tlement work,  finds  happiness  with  the  rector. 

Promise  Good  Acting  and  Make  Known  The  Theme 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

When  Winston  Churchill  published  his  novel  sev- 
eral years  ago  it  was  bitterly  attacked  by  clergymen 
as  criticising  that  body,  and  while  the  author's  theme 
has  been  adhered  to  in  the  screen  adaptation  it  isn't 
likely  that  the  attack  will  be  renewed  inasmuch  as 
the  producer  has  catered  to  its  dramatic  possibilities 
more  than  to  its  message,  although  the  latter  is  really 
a  part  of  the  picture  and  is  effective  in  its  way.  The 
theme  as  told  in  the  picture  cannot  be  said  to  criticise 

the  clergy  or  the  church,  but  really  the  laymen  who 
use  the  clergy  and  the  church  to  further  their  own 
selfish  motives. 

You  can  promise  them  an  interesting  picture  inas- 
much as  its  theme  is  open  to  discussion  and  is  liable 
to  bring  forth  a  variety  of  opinion.  You  can  talk  about 
the  strong  dramatic  interest  and  promise  them  some 
splendid  individual  acting.  The  author's  name  should 
be  given  prominence  and  it  might  be  worth  while  ap- 
pealing to  the  churchgoing  crowd. 


"ufiec£fCame  of(fre  is  {Sue" 




The  striking  story  of  one  girl's  quest  for  love 
and  happiness,  which  carried  her  up  from   the 
slums  to  a  strange   pilgrimage  in  high  places 
and  many  lands  .  A  burning  tale  of  a  pas*- 
sion  which  would  not  be  denied. 


George  KJng  •  President  •  •  130  West  4©th  Street  •  N.  Y  C. 



signed  contracts 



CORPORATION       OF      amehica 

Expressing     their     confidence     in     the 

quality      o~f 


52  releases    in    IQ^21 
One  production  each  week^ 


George  KJng  *  President  •  •  130  West  46th  Street    N. Y  C. 



Sunday,  January  16,   1921 

Fine  Performance  By  Star,  But  Story  Shy  On  Interest. 

George  Beban  in 



DIRECTOR   George  Beban 

AUTHOR   George  Beban 

SCENARIO  BY Dorothy  Yost 

CAMERAMAN    Ross  Fisher 

AS  A  WHOLE Well  made,  but  lack  of  interest  in 

theme  detracts  from  characterization  of  Beban 
STORY Doesn't  make  overly  good  screen  ma- 

DIRECTION    Generally  good 


LIGHTINGS   Some  blurred 


STAR Does  his  usual  fine  Italian  character 

SUPPORT Helen  Jerome   Eddy  is  most  note- 
worthy, all  are  adequate 

EXTERIORS Fine  atmosphere  for  most  scenes 


DETAIL    Confusing  continuity  in  spots 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Italian's  struggle  to 

hold  an  adopted  orphan 


George  Beban  has  made  a  sincere  effort  to  do  some- 
thing with  a  thought  on  a  little  higher  plane  than  the 
general  run  of  pictures,  in  this  production  which  he 
wrote  and  directed.  His  endeavor  falls  somewhat 
short  df  its  aim  because  the  story  lacks  punch  and  is 
only  moderately  interesting.  Possibly  this  is  due  to 
the  highly  improbable  sequence  of  events,  or  to  the 
lack  of  suspense. 

The  general  publicity  resulting  from  Beban's  per- 
sonal  tour  with  the  picture,  besides  his  reputation  as 
a  character  actor  will  get  them  in.  The  star  gives  his 
well  known  Italian  characterization  with  his  usual 
perfection,  skilfully  blending  humor  and  pathos  in  a 
manner  that  is  certain  to  appeal.  The  direction  is  gen- 
erally good. 

At  the  start  Beban,  as  Lupino  Delchimi,  is  working 
behind  the  lunch  counter  of  Gus  Koppel.  When  a 
starving  cripple  comes  in  to  beg  for  food  Koppel  is 
about  to  kick  him  out  when  Delchini  interferes,  buys 
the  man  a  meal  and  quits  his  job  in  disgust  at  his  boss. 

The  supposed  cripple  turns  out  to  be  Clyde  Hartley, 
a  Federal  Officer,  looking  for  evidence  against  Koppel 
and  his  wife,  who  are  conducting  a  school  for  pick- 
pockets in  their  basement.  The  pupils  in  the  school 
are  immigrant  orphans  adopted  by  the  Koppels. 

Hartley,  appreciating  the  worth  of  the  Italian  who 
lost  his  job  in  his  cause,  secures  him  the  job  of  dog- 
catcher.  Meantime,  to  the  bureau  where  the  little 
orphans  are  sent  for  adoption  come  two  little  Belgians. 
One  is  adopted  by  the  Koppels,  but  he  escapes  that 
night  and  is  found  by  Delchini,  who  adopts  him.  As 
time  goes  on  the  Italian's  love  for  the  boy  becomes  his 
one  passion. 

Then  there  comes  a  widowed  mother  from  Belgium, 
seeking  her  child  whom  she  has  learned  was  sent  to 
America.  Inquiries  show  that  Mine  Charlotte  Maur- 
veau's  child  is  the  one  that  Delchini  has  adopted. 

When  she  starts  to  take  the  child  away,  Delchini 
realizes  what  it  will  mean  and  his  grief  is  extreme. 
His  appeal  to  the  mother  to  stay  only  a  litte  while  fin* 
ally  wins  her  consent  and  they  are  happy  together  un- 
til the  time  comes  when  the  law  compels  the  mother 
to  return  to  Belgium.  Delchini  then  begs  her  to  marry 
him,  so  that  he  may  not  lose  the  child,  and  because  of 
all  he  has  done,  she  consents,  although  in  love  with 

When  Delchini  discovers  the  truth  he  gives  her  up 
and  then  it  develops  that  there  had  been  a  switch 
made  in  identification  tags  when  the  orphans  landed, 
and  the  Belgian  waif  is  his  for  all  time.  His  joy  is 
made  complete  by  the  discovery  that  all  the  time  he 
was  in  love  with  his  "private  secretary,"  Flora  Volcr- 
i/.i,  and  she  with  him. 

Use  Author's  Name.    Talk  about  Beban's  Role. 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

There  isn't  a  doubt  but  that  your  patrons  are  going 
lo  lie  brought  in  by  George  Beban's  name  in  connec- 
tion with  this  picture.  Mis  reputation  for  lifelike  and 
thoroughl)  enjoyable  Italian  characterizations  on  both 
stage  and  screen  i>  established.  Therefore  the  use  of 
his  name  is  by  far  the  most  important  feature  in  ad- 
vertising this  one.  You  can  tell  them  his  work  posses- 
the    same   excellence   of   his    previous   efforts   and 

make  points  of  both  the  humor  and  pathos  of  the  part. 
Talk  about  Beban's  great  appeal  to  the  heart  and  the 
general  wholesomeness  of  the  picture. 

It  will  not  be  well  to  play  this  up  as  a  great  big 
special,  because  it  sums  up  as  just  about  an  average 
picture,  and  it  is  that  principally  through  the  work 
of  the  star. 

Sunday,  January   16,   1921 



Title  Promises  Something  Good  But  You  Don't  Get  It 

Eileen  Percy  in 



DIRECTOR Jules  D.  Furthman 

AUTHOR Barbara  La  Marr  Deely 

SCENARIO  BY   Jules  Furthman 

CAMERAMAN  Walter  Williams 

AS   A   WHOLE Quite   a   disappointment;    title 

promises  something  lively  and  entertaining  but 
this  isn't 

STORY Almost    as    hopeless    as    some    of    the 

"nuts"  who  participate  in  it 

DIRECTION Doesn't  show  much  knowledge  of 

comedy  value ;  makes  slapstick  of  most  of  it 




STAR Certainly  won't  gain  anything  with  a  role 

like  this 

SUPPORT George     Fisher,     Ruth     Stonehouse 

and  Herbert  Heyes  and  some  harmless  insane 
people  on  the  pay  roll 

EXTERIORS All  that  are  required 

INTERIORS   Adequate 

DETAIL   Poor 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Girl  becomes  in- 
mate of  sanitarium  to  try  and  win  back  chum's 
sweetheart  for  her  but  wins  him  for  herself 


Wherever  they  say  the  possibilities  of  a  feature  pic- 
ture in  Barbara  Le  Marr  Deely's  story  is  a  mystery. 
This  sort  of  material  would  go  in  a  one  or  two  reel 
slap-tick  offering  but  to  try  and  pass  it  off  at  feature 
length  required  considerable  gumption  to  say  the  least. 
There  isn't  a  genuine  laugh  in  the  whole  piece  and 
at  the  theater  where  it  was  seen,  where  they  cater  to 
a  transient  crowd  not  supposed  to  be  awfully  partic- 
ular, not  even  the  titles  (they  tried  hard  to  be  funny), 
got  a  laugh. 

The  direction,  if  there  was  any,  isn't  obvious.  No 
attempt  has  been  made  to  get  any  real  comedy  out  of 
the  situations.  The  players  just  seem  to  chase  each 
other  from  room  to  room  with  the  cameraman  prob- 
ably chasing  after  them.  This  picture  is  bound  to  be 
a  disappointment  because  the  title  really  promises 
something  "peppy."  The  only  time  the  jazz  enters 
in  is  when  some  of  the  "nuts"  (they  always  refer  to 
them  as  such  in  the  titles,  or  as  "cracked  craniums"), 
put  a  jazz  record  on  the  victrola  and  the  "shimmy" 
gets  contagious,  all  the  inmates,  attendants  and  the 
doctor  himself,  becoming  afflicted  with  it. 

Eileen  Percy  is  supposedly  the  star  of  the  picture 
but  she  won't  want  to  brag  about  it.  It's  not  what 
she  does,  but  what  she  hasn't  got  to  do  that  won't 
gain  anything  for  her.  Two  old  favorites,  Herbert 
Heyes  and  Ruth  Stonehouse  are  in  the  supporting  cast. 

Nina  and  Nancy  are  chums.  Nina  is  to  marry  Cap- 
tain somebody  or  other  while  Nancy  is  engaged  to  Dr. 
Carruthers',  who  owns  an  island  sanitarium  where  he 
humors  some  harmlessly  insane  men.  Nina's  captain 
is  noted  for  his  kisses  with  a  "heavenly  kick."  The 
doctor  catches  Nancy  in  the  act  of  indulging  in  one 
which,  incidentally,  is  held  much  longer  than  the  cen- 
sor board  allows. 

The  doctor  breaks  the  engagement  and  goes  back 
to  his  island.  Nancy  pleads  with  Nina  to  go  to  the 
island  and  win  the  doctor  back  for  her  (Nancy).  Nina 
lands  on  the  island  and  is  found  by  the  doctor.  She 
pretends  to  be  a  bit  "off"  and  the  doctor  takes  her  into 
the  sanitarium  where  she  is  cordially  greeted  by  the 

Then  for  a  couple  of  reels  there's  a  lot  of  hokum, 
chasing  in  and  out  of  rooms  and  what  not  until  Nancy 
and  a  whole  regiment  of  friends  arrive  and  find  Nina 
in  the  doctor's  bed.  They  refuse  to  understand  and 
eventually  leave  the  place.  Then  the  doctor  learns 
that  Nina  loves  him  and  he  loves  her  and  so  they 

You  Can  Get  Them  In  All  Right,  But  They  Won't  Be  Satisfied 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

If  you  are  short  of  a  picture  for  your  double  feature 
day  you  might  consider  this,  otherwise  "The  Land  of 
Jazz"  had  better  be  forgotten  for  the  good  of  all  con- 
cerned. Those  who  do  show  it  are  bound  to  hand 
their  audience  a  bi^disappointment.  They'll  expect 
a  snappy,  jazz  atmosphere  and  what  they'll  get  will 
be  a  sanitarium  atmosphere.     Quite  a  difference. 

Eileen  Percy's  name  may  attract  but  she  won't  gain 
any  laurels  through  her  role  in  this.  Catchlines 
shouldn't  be  necessary  if  you  really  want  to  get  them 
in.  Just  use  the  title.  It  promises  that  which  appeals 
to  a  large  majority  of  the  present  day  audiences,  so 
they  will  probably  come  in  to  see  "The  Land  of  Jazz" 
without  being  coaxed  and  will  go  out  the  same  way. 







"The  Concert"  is  adapt- 
ed from  the  original 
play  by  Hermann  Bahr. 
Mr.  Leo  Ditrichstein's 
dramatic  version  (pro- 
duced by  Belasco)  rrn 
ona  year  on  Broadway. 



Martinot,  the  great  pianist,  thought  he 
wanted  a  wife  with  fire,  passion  and  tem- 
perament. What  he  really  wanted  was 
someone  to  keep  his  hair  cut,  his  chops  well 
done  and  his  conceit  unharmed.  The  story 
of  how  he  learned  his  lesson  will  make  your 
patrons  ache  with  laughter. 


Among  the  well  known 
players  in  "The  Con- 
cert" are  Raymond 
Hatton,  Myrtle  Sted- 
man,  Lewis  S.  Stone, 
Mabel  Julienne  Scott 
and  Gertrude  Astor. 

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Sunday,  January  16,   1921 



Gladys  BrockwelPs  Work  Raises  This  Above  Average. 

Edgar  Lewis  presents 



DIRECTOR   Edgar  Lewis 

AUTHOR   Harry  Solter 

SCENARIO  BY  Not  credited 

CAMERAMAN   Ben  Bail 

AS  A  WHOLE Well  made  production  with  fine 

Western   atmosphere,   and   interest   maintained 
through  careful  direction 
STORY Compels  interest  and  sympathy.    Char- 
acters slightly  overdrawn 

DIRECTION Very  good 



CAMERA  WORK Satisfactory;  at  times  un- 
usually good 

PLAYERS Gladys  Brockwell  especially  fine  in 

emotional  work.     Whole  cast  adequate 

EXTERIORS Good  westerns 


DETAIL   Nothing  wrong 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY.  .  .  .Mother  love,  and  the 
struggle  of  a  woman  to  regain  her  reputation, 
in  the  early  days  of  the  West 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  6,000  feet 

Through  his  own  careful  direction  and  an  appealing, 
emotional  performance  by  Gladys  Brockwell,  Edgar 
Lewis  has  made  a  picture  that  carries  quite  a  punch 
in  its  mother  love  theme  and  one  that  will  leave  most 
audiences  pleased.  There  isn't  anything  extraordinary 
about  the  production,  but  the  story  is  well  told,  well 
acted  and  is  of  the  type  whose  appeal  is  general. 

A  fine,  realistic  atmosphere  has  been  obtained  in  all 
scenes  depicting  the  West  .of  50  years  ago,  and  the 
exterior  shots  bring  out  some  good  scenes  of  western 

Gladys  Brockwell  edsily  contributes  the  most  to  the 
picture,  with  a  performance  that  at  times  is  excellent. 

Her  work  in  the  scene  where  she  discovers  her  son  in 
the  person  of  the  young  lieutenant  and  other  scenes 
demanding  emotional  display,  is  really  fine-.  The  bal- 
ance of  the  cast,  including  Lillian  Rich,  and  Wallace 
MacDonald,  are  all  well  suited. 

The  story  is  of  a  woman  with  a  mysterious  past,  who 
lives  alone  with  her  baby  in  a  small  western  town. 
The  gossiping  women  of  the  town  have  branded  her 
"The  Sage  Hen,"  a  term  given  to  impure  women.  The 
women  stone  her  out  of  town  after  she  is  accused  of 
shielding  a  murderer  named  Craney. 

To  save  her  child  from  Indians  she  ties  it  to  her 
horse's  back,  and  sends  it  back  to  the  town  where  it  is 
brought  up  by  the  Rudds. 

Rescued  from  the  Indians,  Jane  Croft  mothers  the 
daughter  of  her  rescuer,  and  when  Stella  Sanson 
grows  up  she  looks  upon  the  Sage  Hen  as  her  own 

A  gold  strike  brings  the  world's  adventurers  to 
Keno,  where  she  now  lives,  and  with  them  come 
Craney  and  Grote.  Jane  sees  Craney  murder  a  man, 
but  when  he  recognizes  her  and  threatens  to  expose 
her  past,  she  remains  silent. 

Lieutenant  John  Rudd  is  sent  to  keep  order  in  Keno, 
and  he  falls  in  love  with  Stella.  When  Jane  meets 
him  she  recognizes  her  own  son  but  because  of  her 
past,  will  not  claim  him. 

Grote,  who  seems  connected  with  Jane's  early  life, 
plots  with  Craney  to  get  control  of  her,  and  force  her 
to  sanction  Stella's  marriage  to  Craney.  When  Stella 
learns  something  of  the  situation,  Jane  tells  her  the 
whole  truth. 

To  hurt  Jane  and  Stella,  Craney  and  Grote  plot 
Lieut.  Rudd's  death.  Jane  discovers  that  Grote  is  her 
husband  whom  she  thought  she  had  killed  and  when 
he  discovers  that  Rudd  is  his  son  he  rushes  to  save 
him  from  Craney.  In  the  fight,  Craney  and  Grote  are 
killed.  Rudd  learns  the  story  of  his  brave  mother,  and 
with  Stella  they  are  happily  reunited. 

Play  Up  "Heart  Interest"  And  Thrills  For  This  One. 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

The  biggest  thing  to  tell  them  about  this,  is  that  it 
carries  a  beautiful  theme  of  mother  love.  Play  up  the 
great  appeal  of  the  character  of  the  "Sage  Hen"  and 
you  can  safely  promise  a  splendid  characterization  by 
Gladys  Brackwell.  Tell  them  that  it  is  a  woman's 
single  handed  battle  against  the  world  for  her  child 
and  her  good  name.  This  is  the  biggest  point  to  be 
made,  but  you  can  also  advertise  a  drama  of  the  fron- 

tier West,  with  thrills  aplenty  and  the  excitement  of 
the  great  gold  rush  brought  out  in  a  vivid  manner. 

The  names  of  Gladys  Brockwell,  Wallace  Mac- 
Donald  and  Lillian  Rich  mean  something,  and  can  be 
used  to  advantage,  particularly  Miss  Brockwell.  The 
mother  love  theme  offers  possibilities  for  a  Mother's 
Day,  a  tie-up  with  mothers'  clubs,  and  other  exploita- 
tion possibilities. 


Cleveland's  Two  Leading  Theatres 
The  Strand  and  The  Metropolitan 
Played  it  Neck  and  Neck  Last  Week 


By  Charles  T.  and  Frank  Dazey 

The  Premier  State-Rigid  Feature  of  1921 

with  - 


Directed  By  Samuel  R.   Bradley 
Seven  Territories  Sold  in  Seven  Days 


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Sunday,  January  16,   1921 



Good  Production  And  Attractive  Atmosphere  Cover  Sex  Appeal. 

Stoll  Film— Pathe 

DIRECTOR Arthur  Rooke 

AUTHOR  Marion  Hill 

SCENARIO  BY Guy  Newall 

CAMERAMAN  Joe  Rosenthal,  Jr. 

AS   A  WHOLE Splendid  production   and   very 

well  directed ;  ending  a  bit  too  prolonged 

STORY Has  rather  strong  sex  appeal  but  seems 

sincere  in  effort  to  point  a  moral 
DIRECTION Very  good  especially  as  to  play- 
ers and  artistic  side 
PHOTOGRAPHY First  rate 

LIGHTINGS Good;  some  pretty  effects 

CAMERA  WORK  Well  judged 

PLAYERS Ivy   Duke   and   Guy   Newall   princi- 
pals ;  all  real  people  in  the  cast 

EXTERIORS Some  mighty  pretty  locations 

INTERIORS Correct     especially     with     regard 

to  detail 

DETAIL  Well  taken  care  of 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Famous  actress  who 

comes  into  home  of  hapyy  rural  family  and  falls 
in  love  with  the  father  of  the  household 

The  fourth  picture  offered  by  the  Stoll  Film  Corp., 
presents  a  somewhat  different  atmosphere  from  its 
predecessors.  "The  Lure  of  Crooning  Water"  has  to 
do  with  the  life  of  an  actress  and  while  it  has  a  rather 
potent  sex  appeal  running  through  it,  it's  obvious  that 
those  who  had  the  making  of  the  picture  in  hand  have 
made  a  sincere  effort  to  point  a  moral  and  for  this 
reason  it  isn't  likely  that  the  picture  will  lose  favor 
because  of  the  sex  appeal. 

The  production  itself  is  worth  talking  about.  The 
exterior  locations  are  all  very  beautiful  and  there's  a 

real  home  atmosphere  in  the  rural  household  and  it's 
happy    family — happy    until    "The    Lure   of   Crooning 

Water"  and  its  natural  charm  caused  a  mutual  love- 
between  the  father  and  the  actress  and  killed  the  love, 
of  a  good  wife. 

Ivy  Duke  as  the  actress  handled  the  role  very  well 
and  displayed  market  ability  in  her  emotional  scenes. 
Mary  Dibley  as  the  wife  gives  one  of  the  most  human 
mother  portrayals  since  Vera  Gordon's  "Humoresque." 
There's  just  one  fault  to  be  found  with  the  telling  of 
the  story — they  prolong  the  ending  unnecessarily.  At 
the  beginning  of  the  sixth  reel  the  husband,  disillu- 
sioned, returns  from  the  city  wdiere  he  had  gone  in 
search  of  the  actress,  and  is  received  back  into  his 
home  with  open  arms  by  his  wife.  This  was  certainly 
a  satisfactory  finish  but  they  go  on  and  have  the 
actress  repent  and  come  back  into  the  household  also 
to  be  forgiven.     All  right,  of  course,  but  unnecessary. 

Georgette  Verlaine  is  a  stage  favorite  and  Dr.  John 
Congdon  besides  being  her  physician  'is  in  love  with 
her  and  he  persuades  her  to  go  away  because  the  life 
she  is  leading  is  wrecking  her  health.  He  selects  a 
pretty  place  called  "Crooning  Water,"  and  Georgette 
goes  there  to  live  with  Horace  Dornblazer,  his  wife 
Rachel  and  their  three  kiddies.  Just  the  fact  that 
there  is  one  man  who  doesn't  fall  for  her  smiles  causes 
the  actress  to  try  and  win  the  admiration  of  Horace. 

She  finally  gets  him  where  she  wants  him  and  then 
goes  away.  Horace  leaves  his  family  and  follows  her 
to  the  city,  only  to  have  her  tell  him  she  does  not  love 
him,  but  the  things  he  stood  for — honor,  fidelity,  etc. 
Georgette  starts  her  gay  life  anew  and  Horace  goes 
back  to  his  family  and  is  forgiven.  The  actress  soon 
tires  of  her  frivolous  life,  goes  to  "Crooning  Water" 
where  she  also  is  forgiven  and  then  returns  to  marry 
the  doctor. 

You  Can  Promise  An  Interest  Maintained  All  Through. 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

Practically  the  same  analysis  as  has  been  given  the 
three  previous  releases  of  Stoll  Film  can  be  offered 
for  "The  Lure  of  Crooning  Water" — first  rate  pro- 
gram picture.  It  would  be  well  to  make  it  known  that 
these  are  English-made  productions  for  your  patrons 
should  be  interested  in  comparing  the  work  of  Eng- 
lish and  American  producers  and  those  offered  so  far 
l>v   this  company  promise  interesting  competition. 

The  title  is  an  attractive  one  and  could  be  used  well 

with  catchlines  as:  "Ever  been  a  victim  of  your  sur- 
roundings? See  an  example  of  this  in  'The  Lure  of 
Crooning  Waters.'"  Or,  "Look  out  for  the  moon- 
light and  'The  Lure  of  Crooning  Water.'  It  nearly 
ruined  one  home."  You  can  promise  them  a  scenic 
treat  in  the  locations  selected  for  the  action.  You 
might  feel  obliged  to  mention  the  theme  because  of 
its  sex  appeal,  but  it  isn't  likely  to  offend. 






Sunrise  Pictures  Corporation 


Peggy  Hyland 


"The  Price  of  Silence" 


from  the  famous  novel 

"At  the  Mercy  of  Tiberius" 

By  Augusta  J.  Evans  Wilson 

State  Right  Buyers  will  find  this  the  one  big  inde- 
pendent release  they  will  all  want. 

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Sunday,  January   16,   1921 




Mighty  Interesting  Picture  Full  of  Love  and  Romance 

Albert  A.  Kaufman  presents 


Asso.  First  Nat'l  Pictures 

DIRECTOR   Sidney  A.  Franklin 

AUTHOR Adapted  from  "Parrot  &  Co.,"  by 

Harold  MacGrath 

SCENARIO  BY Not  Credited 

CAMERAMAN   Not  Credited 

AS  A  WHOLE Excellent  entertainment.     Typ- 
ical "movie"  stuff,  but  will  be  liked  generally 

STORY Twin  takes  his  brother's  place  when 

latter  is  charged  with  murder,  almost  marries 
brother's  fiancee,  but  is  blocked  in  the  end 

DIRECTION  Excellent 

PHOTOGRAPHY   Very  fine 


CAMERA  WORK    Very  satisfactory 

PLAYERS Richard    Dick    satisfactory    in    dual 

role ;  Sylvia  Breamer  very  pretty  and  gives  good 

EXTERIORS   Some  beautiful  shots 

INTERIORS Satisfactory 

DETAIL Well  handled.     Some  fine  double  ex- 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY The  kind  that  the 

average  "fan"  loves 

LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION About  5,500  feet 

Without  any  special  boosting,  "Not  Guilty"  has 
come  through  as  one  of  the  Kaufman  productions  and 
it  is  going  to  get  over  nicely.  It  has  a  sure  fire  story 
for  the  average  "fan"  with  love,  romance  and  adven- 
ture finely  woven  together,  and  with  some  of  the  set- 

tings in  Borneo,  which  makes  it  just  enough  different 
to  add  spice  to  the  atmosphere. 

Sidney  Franklin  has  done  a  mighty  good  piece  of 
work.  There  are  some  fine  double  exposure  sequences 
in  the  early  reels  that  are  going  to  make  your  crowd 
feel  good,  and  there  is  a  strong  suspense  and  interest 
held  from  the  very  beginning. 

This  isn't  coming  to  you  as  a  great  big  picture.  But 
it's  fine  entertainment,  and  your  crowd  is  going  to  like 
it  a  lot.  And  that's  the  answer,  regardless  of  what  is 
said  about  it  in  advance.  There  isn't  a  star  in  the  lot, 
but  the  entire  cast  is  well  knit  together  and  Franklin 
has  handled  them  splendidly. 

The  story  tells  of  a  twin  who,  in  a  row  in  a  gam- 
bling house,  thinks  he  has  committed  murder,  and 
leaves  America  to  escape  arrest.  His  brother  even- 
tually meets  the  fiancee  of  the  brother  who  has  left 
the  country  and  she  thinks  he,  the  twin,  is  his  brother. 
They  resume  the  engagement,  but  she  feels  something" 
is  wrong,  and  subsequently  leaves  for  the  Orient,  tak- 
ing along  the  sister  of  her  fiancee.  In  Borneo  they 
meet  a  recluse  who  goes  by  the  name  of  Warrington, 
but  who,  in  reality,  is  the  brother  who  fled  from  Amer- 
ica. At  first  he  denies  his  identity,  but  later  breaks 
down  and  tells  his  sister  the  truth,  prevailing  on  her 
not  to  give  away  his  secret.  But  the  gamblers  whose 
place  was  ruined  after  the  murder  in  New  York,  also 
turn  up  and  try  to  have  the  hero  arrested.  There 
is  a  mighty  good  fight  staged  at  this  point.  The  gam- 
blers want  hero  arrested  only  so  that  they  may  steal 
from  him  a  lug  diamond  which  he  possesses.  They 
believe  their  confederates  lie  to  them  and  are  trying 
to  steal  the  diamond,  and  the  chief  gambler  is  killed 
in  a  row.  Before  dying  he  confesses  that  he  was  the 
murderer  in  the  gambling  house  years  before,  and  of 
course  the  lovers  come  to  a  clinch. 

Bank  On  Your  Title.    It  Has  B.  O.  Value 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

Lots  of  good  stuff  for  you  to  talk  about  in  this.  Say 
it  is  full  of  romance  and  adventure  and  this  will  get 
them  in.  The  rest  will  be  easy.  They  are  sure  to  like 
it  and  you  should  do  a  mighty  nice  business  with 
this  one. 

Let  your  folks  know  there  is  some  Borneo  atmo- 
sphere in  this,  and  they  may  like  the  idea  of  seeing 
something  new  in  backgrounds.  Incidentally  the  di- 
rector has  sustained  this  atmosphere  very  well. 

The  chances  are  that  none  of  the  cast  are  any  too 
well  known  to  your  people,  so  you  will  be  compelled 
to  concentrate  on  the  production  and  the  story.  Go 
strong  on  this  end. 

For  catchlines  something  like  this:  "'Not  Guilty!' 
but  it  took  years  for  him  to  learn  it.  'Not  Guilty' 
of  what?  He  believed  himself  a  murderer.  But  he 
wasn't.     See  how  it  works  out  at  the  blank  theater." 



ounday,  January  16,   1921 

Weak  Comedy  And  Not  Enough  Of  It  For  Five  Reels. 

Eddie  Lyons  and  Lee  Moran  in 



DIRECTOR   Lyons  and  Moran 

AUTHOR Edgar  Franklin 

SCENARIO  BY C.  B.  Hoadley 

CAMERAMAN  Alfred  Gosden 

AS   A   WHOLE Very    weak    comedy    offering; 

mostly  registers  as  nonsense ;   players  rush  in 

and  out  until  it  gets  dizzy 
STORY Borders  on  bedroom  farce  but  lacks  real 

situations  to  get  it  over 

DIRECTION  .  . . Very  poor 


LIGHTINGS Not  always  clear 

CAMERA  WORK  Average 

STARS Not  up  to  their  best  in  this 

SUPPORT   Adequate 


INTERIORS   Little  variety 

DETAIL   Fair 

CHARACTER     OF     STORY Young    husband 

with   "get   rich   quick"    idea    gets   himself    and 

friends  into   all  sorts  of  mix-ups   carrying  out 

one  of  his  ideas 

With  the  showing  of  "A  Shocking  Night"  comes  the 
announcement  that  Eddie  Lyons  and  Lee  Moran  will 
return  to  the  short  reel  field  and  that  this  is  their  last 
comedy  feature.  A  wise  move.  This  comedy  duo  are 
ideally  suited  to  the  short  reel  comedy  pictures  but 
when  it  comes  to  finding  feature  material  to  suit  them 
both  and  keep  them  coming-  consistently  good,  they 
have  a  job  on  their  hands. 

Their  version  of  "La  La  Lucille"  was  probably  the 
best  they  turned  out  during  their  feature  sojourn  but 
the  last  couple,  including  their  final  feature  "A  Shock- 
ing Night"  fall  way  short  of  the  average  feature 
comedy  offering.    And  it's  because  there  isn't  enough 

material  in  it  to  satisfy  both  stars  and  what  there  is 
of  it  would  have  made*  a  first  rate  two  reeler  but  it  had 
to  he  a  feature  arid  so  there  is  an  endless  lot  of  padd- 
ing and  "in  and  out"  stuff  that  threatens  to  make  you 
dizzy.  Then  too,  each  trick  they  take  a  whack  at  is 
kept  up  so  long  that  it  loses  whatever  effect  it  may 
have  had  at  first. 

The  story  is  along  bedroom  farce  lines  and  it  does 
get  a  bit  naughty  through  the  titles  but  otherwise  it 
isn't  even  risque  enough  to  cause  any  unusual  sensa- 
tion. Eddie  Lyons  has  the  more  sensible  role — if 
you'd  call  it  that — while  Moran  is  the  man  with  the 
"get  rich  quick"  idea. 

William  Harcourt  (  Moran),  is  a  young  married  man 
with  fine  business  ideas  but  lacks  the  capital  to  put 
them  into  action.  He  hits  upon  a  clever  plan  and  in- 
terests a  rich  man  from  Montana  in  his  scheme.  Har- 
court invites  the  man,  Bradford,  to  his  home  hoping 
to  make  a  good  impression  with  his  servants,  etc. 
But  in  the  meantime  the  servants  strike  for  back  pay 
which  Harcourt  gives  them  and  then  tells  them  they're 

Harcourt's  friend  Richard  Thayer  (Lyons),  and 
his  sweetheart  arrive  to  have  dinner  with  the  Har- 
courts  and  they  explain  how  they  are  without  servants 
and  worse  still  a  telegram  comes  announcing  the  ar- 
rival of  Bradford.  Harcourt  and  t his  wife  decide  to 
play  servants  in  their  home  while  Thayer  and  his 
sweetheart  pose  as  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Harcourt.  Bradford 
makes  himself  very  much  at  home  but  delays  signing 
the  contract  to  finance  Harcourt's  scheme. 

Bradford  also  causes  much  embarrassment  to 
Thayer's  sweetheart  by  remarking  the  absence  of  chil- 
dren in  their  home  and  then  insisting  that  the  couple 
retire  for  the  night.  The  remainder  of  the  picture  is 
a  session  of  in  and  out  rooms,  up  and  down  stairs  stuff 
that  keeps  the  players  up  all  night  and  with  the  morn- 
ing comes  explanations. 

Can  Be  Used  Well  Enough  On  A  Double  Feature  Day. 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

This  is  too  weak  to  offer  as  a  single  feature  so  unless  If  you  think  it  advisable  to  play  it  up  along  the  becl- 

you  can  run  a  double  feature  day  it  wouldn't  be  well  room  farce  lines  you  can  talk  about  the  situation  in 

to  try  to  pass  this  off  as  your  main  piece  of  entertain-  which   the  young  girl  and   her  sweetheart  play  man 

ment.    Then  again  if  Lyons  and  Moran  have  a  strong  and  wife.     Stills  of  the  girls  in  their  silks  and  ribbons 

following  in  your  house  you  may  be  able  to  satisfy  undoubtedly  will  attract  a  certain  crowd.     Catchlines 

their  admirers  but  at  that  it  can't  keep  them  interested  may  attract  but  are  liable  to  disappoint  them  when 

all  the  time.  they  get  in. 



Some  Short  Reels 

"Beyond  The  Trail"— Pathe 

Type  of  production 2  weel  western 

This  is  one  of  the  best  short  Western  features  seen  in  some 
time.  As  a  production,  it  is  above  the  average  picture  of  this 
type,  in  elaborateness  of  setting,  story  material,  and  direction. 
It  starts  right  off  with  a  jump,  and  the  action  never  slackens 
nor  does  (he  interest  lag.  No  ends  are  left  hanging,  as  is  fre- 
quent in  such  offerings  and  it  possesses  a  finished  and  clean 
cut  appearance.  The  photography  is  unusually  good  all  the 
Way  through  with  some  excellent  shots  of  western  country. 
Tom  Santschi  is  the  featured  player  and  the  picture  is  the  first 
of  a  series  of  these  two-reelers  which  he  is  to  make.  He  por- 
trays the  blacksmith  of  a  Western  town  whose  younger 
brother  is  a  "bad  egg."  The  younger  man  is  their  mother's 
favorite  and  when  he  falls  into  bad  company  and  finally  kills 
a  man,  Santschi,  for  his  mother's  sake,  takes  the  blame  and 
flies.  Years  later,  still  a  fugitive,  Santschi  is  crossing  the  desert 
and  rescues  an  Indian  dying  of  thirst.  With  the  grateful  sav- 
age beside  him,  he  comes  suddenly  to  a  settler's  cabin  where 
he  finds  a  beautiful  girl,  alone  with  a  baby.  Discovering  that 
the  child's  father  is  his  brother,  Santschi  leaves  to  search  for 
him  in  the  town  where  last  he  was  seen.  Santschi  discovers 
his  erring  brother  in  the  gaudy  dance  hall,  and  when  he  at- 
tempts to  force  him  to  return  to  the  girl,  the  villainous  youth 
draws  his  gun.  The  faithful  Indian  shoots  through  the  window 
and  kills  him.  Later  Santschi  returns  and  finds  happiness  with 
the  little  mother  in  the  desert.  Whether  or  not  you  have  used 
such  pictures  previously  this  one  is  worthy  of  consideration  by 
reason  of  its  being  a  deal  above  the  ordinary  production. 

Pathe  Review  No.  87 
Type  of  production 1  reel  magazine 

Review  No.  87  opens  with  a  Hy  Mayer  Travelaugh  "Such 
is  Life  Behind  the  Scenes  of  the  Circus."  Then  if  you  don't 
know  how  to  make  a  Jelly  Roll  you  will  after  you  see  the  next 
subject  on  the  review.  The  making  of  the  cake  is  shown  from 
beginning  to  end  and  if  you  don't  get  hungry  looking  at  it, 
there's  something  wrong  with  you.  Another  short  bit  shows 
the  training  of  jumping  horses  at  Westpoint.  The  Ditmar 
animal  pictures  show  some  intimate  close-ups  of  the  reindeer 
and  elk.  "A  Wedding  in  Brittany"  done  in  the  Pathecolor 
process  is  very  pretty. 

"The  Happy  Duffer"— Town  &  Country  Films 

Type  of  production 1  reel  pictorial 

Another  number  of  the  "Sport  Pictorials"  edited  by  Grant- 
land  Rice.  The  only  fault  with  this  one  is  that  its  appeal,  in 
all  probability,  will  not  be  general  enough  to  make  it  a  highly 
satisfactory  offering.  It  is  all  about  golf,  and  for  any  one  who 
has  ever  played,  or  knows  anything  whatever  of  the  game,  it 
will  contain  a  quantity  of  humor  and  interest.  It  is  only  a 
question  of  whether  a  large  or  small  percentage  of  your  aud- 
ience are  acquainted  with  the  game.  Some  good  shots  of 
championship  matches  are  shown,  with  views  of  such  star 
players  as  Evans,  Ouimet,  Ray,  and  Hagen  performing  with 
driver,  mashie,  and  on  the  putting  green.  Slow  motion  photog- 
raphy depicts  the  perfect  form  of  each  stroke  in  a  manner  that 
will  delight  all  golfers.  The  humor  of  the  reel  is  furnished  by 
a  game  of  golf  between  an  old  "duffer"  and  a  professional. 
The  duffer  shoots  his  ball  into  every  place  but  the  right  one 
and  gets  into  continual  difficulties.  In  better  class  houses 
where  some  percentage  of  the  audience  appreciates  the  game 
this  reel  should  go  well. 

"Vamps  And  Scamps" — Universal 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

This  Century  comedy  featurfe  a  group  of  rather  attractive 
bathing  girls,  and  two  comedians  who  work  hard  and  get  about 
all  the  laughs  possible  out  of  the  material.  The  stuff  is  of  a 
familiar  brand,  most  of  the  gags  having  been  used  in  other 
beach  comedies.     In  fact  the  plot  of  the  whole  thing  has  been 

the  subject  of  another  two-reeler  already  reviewed.  A  young 
man  goes  to  a  sea-side  hotel  where  the  proprietor  wagers  him 
a  thousand  dollars  that  he  will  fall  in  love  with  one  of  the  girl 
guests.  Most  of  the  balance  of  the  picture  is  devoted  to  the 
unsuccessful  attempts  of  the  girls  to  capture  him.  Several 
good  laughs  are  obtained  in  the  last  half  by  old  time  slap- 
tick,  which  is  put  over  fast  and  furiously.  There  are  a  couple 
of  new  stunts  about  prohibition  which  are  also  good  for  laughs. 
The  piece  as  a  whole  will  prove  fairly  amusing,  unless  you 
have  shown  the  Vanity  Fair  comedy  with  the  same  plot. 

"Going  Through  The  Rye"— Christie-Educational 

Bobby  Vernon  is  featured  in  this  one,  which,  as  its  title  sug- 
gests, is  another  prohibition  comedy.  Every  angle  of  this  stuff 
has  been  about  played  out,  with  the  result  that  only  a  small 
portion  of  the  footage  is  new  and  funny.  There  are  several 
good  laughs,  occasioned  principally  by  the  introduction  of  a 
"rumhound,"  which  aids  the  dry  agents  by  howling  whenever 
there  is  any  "hootch"  in  the  neighborhood.  Another  bit  that 
produces  a  laugh  is  when  Bobby  gets  saturated  with  a  quart, 
causing  every  one  he  meets  to  follow  him.  He  is  on  his  way 
to  his  own  wedding,  and  gets  into  serious  difficulty  with  the 
police  through  the  treachery  of  his  rival  who  gives  him  a 
bottle  of  Haig  and  Haig,  and  then  tells  on  him.  The  second 
reel  is  fast,  but  as  a  whole  it  is  only  a  moderately  satisfactory 

"Fire  Bugs" — Universal 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

Harry  Sweet,  the  blond  haired  young  man  with  black  eye- 
brows, is  featured  in  this  Century  number,  and  while  he  puts 
over  some  pretty  good  stuff,  the  real  featured  performer  should 
be  a  wonderfully  trained  bull  dog.  The  animal  will  be  sure 
to  get  a  lot  of  laughs  and  arouse  admiration  by  his  performance. 
Sweet  has  quite  an  original  style  of  comedy,  and  has  a  rather 
more  elaborately  made  production  than  the  usual  slapstick 
offering.  There  is  a  lot  of  trick  business  with  a  hick  fire  de- 
partment, when  the  heroine's  home  catches  fire,  and  it  is  all 
amusing.  The  dog  plays  the  most  important  part  in  this  por- 
tion, and  as  he  rushes  from  place  to  place  pulling  strings  with 
his  teeth,  some  new  stunt  develops  with  each  pull,  such  as 
automatically  dumping  the  firemen  down  the  poles  and  into 
their  clothes.  The  greater  part  of  the  action  is  new  and  fast 
stuff,  making  this  on  the  whole  a  very  satisfactory  offering. 

"The  Baby"— Fox-Sunshine 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

The  Sunshine  series  offers  an  unusually  good  two  reeler  in 
this.  There  are  many  laughs  obtained  by  clever  manipulation 
of  old  business,  and  there  are  a  lot  of  new  stunts  which  not  only 
produce  laughs,  but  several  real  thrills.  Most  of  the  stuff  after 
the  first  half  of  the  first  reel  is  new  and  it  has  been  more  care- 
fully done  than  is  usual  in  such  pictures.  A  series  of  tricks  by 
the  two  principal  comedians,  such  as  diving  into  the  beach  and 
disappearing  in  an  oozy  looking  mud  puddle  head  first,  are 
pulled  in  a  way  that  is  highly  amusing.  It  is  all  very  fast  and 
the  slapstick  is  used  freely  and  effectively.  The  sub-titles  are 
particularly  well  done  and  add  a  lot  to  the  fun.  A  thrill  is 
provided  by  an  airplane  rescue  of  a  tiny  girl  from  a  sinking 
house  boat.  It  is  the  kind  of  comedy  that  is  bound  to  amuse 
almost  any  audience,  and  in  booking  it  you  will  be  assured  of 
a  good  offering.     Harry  Williams  directed. 

"The  North  Woods"— Fox 

Type  of  production 1  reel  animated  cartoon 

This  one  is  a  novelty  in  "Mutt  and  Jeff"  cartoons  and  this 
fact  makes  it  much  more  amusing  than  the  average  of  these 
reels.  It  opens  up  with  Bud  Fisher  drawing  the  two  characters, 
who  immediately  take  life.     In  his  haste  to   finish   Fisher  has 

Short  Reels 

left  Mutt  without  a  hand  and  Jeff  without  a  leg.  They  protest 
but  Bud  has  gone,  so  Mutt  takes  his  own  fountain  pen  and 
draws  his  own  hand.  Jeff  then  begs  for  a  foot,  and  Mutt 
draws  him  a  series  of  terrible  ones,  none  off  which  suit  Jeff, 
but  are  quiet  acceptable  to  the  audience.  They  then  draw  their 
own  background  for  their  act,  and  get  in  hot  water  when  Jeff 
draws  a  vicious  bear.  The  idea  makes  for  good  amusement, 
and  there  are  more  laughs  in  the  reel  than  in  any  similar  one 
seen  recently. 

"Leading  A  Dog's  Life" — Town  &  &Country  Films 

Type  of  production 1  reel  pictorial 

One  of  the  series  of  "Sport  Pictorials"  edited  by  Grantland 
Rice,  the  well  known  sport  writer.  As  its  name  implies,  this 
one  is  a  study  in  dogs,  and  includes  a  lot  of  shots  that  are  in- 
teresting because  they  are  unusual.  Some  of  the  "huskies"  or 
sledge  dogs  of  Alaska  are  shown  first.  They  are  photographed 
first  in  summer  in  the  northern  woods.  This  part  contains 
some  very  pre'.ty  shots  taken  from  a  barge  floating  down  a 
northern  river.  The  winter  shots  show  the  dogs  at  work  in 
the  heavy  snow.  Next  come  several  fine  views  of  bird  dogs 
pointing  their  prey.  The  marvelous  training  of  the  animals  is 
well  brought  out  and  furnishes  an  interesting  bit.  The  balance 
of  the  reel  shows  the  training  of  police  dogs,  from  the  time 
they  are  very  young  pups.  The  dogs  are  put  through  their 
paces,  jumping  high  walls  and  hedges,  and  with  a  combination 
of  slow  and  rapid  photography  their  skill  becomes  very  ap- 
parent. This  is  the  best  part  of  a  reel  which  should  make  a 
1  ighlv  satisfactory  offering  because  of  its  difference  from  the 
general  run  of  single  reelers. 

"Blondes" — Educational 

Type  of  production 1  reel  comedy 

This  is  one  of  the  Vanity  series,  partially  of  the  bathing  girl 
variety,  but  having  a  somewhat  novel  situation  as  the  basis  of 
its  fun.  While  there  aren't  many  laughs  in  the  number,  this 
difference  from  the  ordinary  bathing  girl  type  makes  it  fairly 
amusing.  It's  about  a  young  man  whose  sweetie  insists  that 
he  have  his  fortune  told.  Listening  outside  the  tent,  she  hears 
the  fortune  teller  say  that  a  blond  will  be  his  ruin  and  as  she 
herself  is  a  brunette  she  immediately  is  on  her  guard.  Then 
come  a  lot  of  meetings  with  blond  beauties  on  the  beach  with 
much  trouble  for  the  sweethearts.  Finally  she  buys  a  blond 
wig  and  vamps  the  boy  herself  and  it  all  ends  right.  The 
girls  aren't  anything  to  rave  over  but  the  comedian  and  the 
leading  lady  succeed  in  getting  a  fair  amount  of  humor  out  of 
the  stuff.     It  is  a  fair  reel.     Scott  Sidney  directed. 

"A  Barefoot  Boy" — Post-Nature  Picture 

Type  of  production 1  reel  scenic 

To  look  at  this  latest  Post  Nature  picture  on  a  bleak  January 
clay  makes  one  long  for  the  good  "old  summer  time."  It's  just 
what  the  title  says — a  barefoot  boy,  and  his  little  dog.  To- 
gether they  roam  the  fields  and  scout  the  brooks  for  a  stray 
"bite."  A  clever  little  pup  and  a  towsled  head  lad  are  the 
players  while  some  pretty  shots  of  meadows  and  streams  form 
the  backgrounds.  The  photography  is  excellent  and  the  reel  a 
fine  short  subject  as  a  whole. 

"Officer  Cupid" — Sennett-Paramount 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

The  only  well  known  name  in  the  cast  of  this  Mack  Sennett 
offering  is  Eddie  Cribben,  and  while  he  puts  over  his  stuff  as 
well  as  he  can,  the  material  isn't  the  kind  that  makes  for  many 
laughs.  It  depends  on  situations  almost  entirely  for  the  com- 
edy and  there  isn't  anything  particularly  new  or  funny  about 
most  of  these.  The  little  kid  with  the  bulldog  and  monkey  who 
have  been  seen  in  other  Sennett  numbers,  are  in  this  one  and 
they  produce  some  mild  amusement.  The  thing  runs  too 
slowly  through  all  but  a  small  bit  and  the  situations  are  mostly 
ordinary  .stuff.  The  story  is  about  a  park  policeman  and  his 
chief  who  fall  in  love  with  the  same  girl.  The  cop  hires  a 
friend  to  play  burglar  and  he  captures  the  thief  in  the  girl's 
home.  The  girl's  father  turns  in  an  alarm  and  the  chief  an- 
swers.    Meantime  a  real  burglar  robs  the  family  safe  and  after 

some  mixup,  friend  cop  lands  the  real  robber.  It  isn't  up  to 
the  Mack  Sennett  standard,  and  it  will  not  be  well  to  play  it 
up  too  strongly  on  the  strength  of 

"Bordeaux  To  Lourdes" — Paramount — Burton  Holmes 

Type  of  production 1  reel  travelogue 

The  reel  starts  off  with  several  shots  of  the  city  of  Bordeaux, 
France.  The  big  bridge  across  the  Garonne  River,  a  view  of 
the  main  streets,  and  some  of  the  columns  and  gates  of  the 
city  are  among  the  views.  Next  are  some  fine  shots  taken  in 
Pau,  showing  a  fox  hunt,  with  a  wonderful  pack  of  hounds,  and 
some  beautiful  displays  of  horsemanship.  This  portion  is 
highly  entertaining,  and  forms  the  best  part  of  the  picture. 
From  Pau,  a  one  hour  jump  is  made  to  the  city  of  Lourdes, 
famed  as  a  shrine  of  pilgrims,  who  have  been  healed  by  its 
miraculous  water.  The  shrine  is  shown,  and  several  views  of 
the  church  and  the  pilgrims'  grotto,  where  the  cures  are  effected. 
The  views  are  interesting,  but  have  been  shown  several  times 
before  in  news  reels  and  others.  The  whole  thing  has  been 
well  photographed,  and  forms  a  travel  picture  of  more  than 
average  merit. 

"Astray  From  The  Steerage" — Sennett-Paramount 

Type  of  production 2  reel  comedy 

A  new  idea  and  a  lot  of  new  business  makes  this  Mack 
Sennett  number  a  first  rate  comedy.  Louise  Fazenda,  Billy 
Bevan,  and  Eddie  Cribben  are  in  the  cast  and  they  all  put  over 
a  bunch  of  stuff  that  will  get  the  laughs.  The  first  reel  shows 
an  imigrant  family  landing  in  America,  along  with  one  of  the 
country's  leading  whiskey  smugglers.  There  is  some  partic- 
ularly funny  business  when  the  immigrant  undergoes  a  physical 
examination,  with  some  hitherto  unheard  of  tests  introduced, 
and  some  really  funny  burlesque  of  a  regulation  examination. 
There  are  numerous  good  laughs  in  this  part,  and  all  of  it  is 
amusing.  The  smuggler  has  hidden  his  whiskey  in  the  immi- 
grant's grip  and  follows  the  family  to  their  new  home.  Com- 
plications develope  when  he  tries  to  get  the  hootch  back. 
There  is  a  lot  of  fast  slapstick-old  stuff — but  well  done.  You 
can  safely  tell  them  that  you  have  a  typical  Mack  Sennett 
comedy  if  you  run  this.     A  satisfactory  offering. 

"Double  Adventure"— Pathe 

Type  of  production Serial 

Pathe's  latest  serial  features  Charles  Hutchinson,  with  Josie 
Sedgwick,  who  played  with  Jack  Dempsey  in  "Daredevil  Jack," 
in  support.  Other  members  of  the  cast  having  important  parts 
are  Carl  Stockdale,  S.  E.  Jennings,  Louis  D'Or,  and  Ruth 

Jack  Cunningham  has  conceived  a  truly  original  story  with 
its  action  admirably  suited  to  the  serial  picture,  and  one  which 
permits  ample  opportunity  for  Hutchinson  to  display  his  stunts. 
The  production  was  made  at  the  Robert  Brunton  studios,  and 
has  been  done  on  quite  an  extravagent  scale,  with  more  of  an 
eye  to  detail  than  is  ordinarily  found  in  such  pictures. 

The  first  reel  starts  off  with  Hutchinson  performing  several 
real  thrillers  and  in  the  episodes  reviewed,  suspence  has  been 
maintained  in  a  manner  that  certainly  ought  to  bring  them 
back  for  more.  Everybody  in  the  cast  gives  a  good  account 
of  himself  and  the  picture  looks  like  a  sure  bet  in  the  serial 

Hutchinson  is  seen  in  dual  role  of  Bob  Cross,  newspaper 
reporter,  and  Dick  Biddle,  son  of  a  multi-millionaire.  The 
story  opens  with  Cross  on  the  trail  of  "Painter  Paul,"  a  crim- 
inal artist.  Bob  discovers  Paul  in  the  act  of  drugging  Martha 
Steadman,  niece  of  millionaire  Biddle.  Jumping  through  the 
skylight  from  the  next  house,  Cross  prevents  more  dirty  work, 
and  Paul  flees,  persued  by  Bob.  Martha  disappears  during  the 
struggle,  and  Bob  later  goes  to  the  Biddle  home  to  solve  the 

There  he  finds  old  Mr.  Biddle  murdered,  and  Jules  Fernol. 
the  murderer  who  has  killed  Biddle  because  too  much  was 
known  of  his  (Fernol's)  crooked  work,  enters  the  room  and 
accuses  Bob  of  the  murder.  Cross  secretly  establishes  his 
identity  and  is  allowed  to  break  jail. 

Meanwhile  the  real  Dick  Biddle  is  plotting  a  revolution   in  a 
small  South  American  republic. 






ham  the  shrytyl*.  Jefferson 
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That's  shrhat  they  say  of' The  Devil  to  Pay" you'll 
say  so  too  when  you  see  the  picture  at  the 

nearest  Rathe  exchange! 

Exhibitors  Herald  "A? 





Melodrama  and  mystery  well  pro- 
portioned make  this  an  exciting 
and  absorbing  feature.  Unex- 
pected turns  and  twists  keep  the 
suspense  keen  until  the  unex- 
pected revelation  of  the  method 
of  the  murder  that  is  the  feature's, 
nucleus.  Swift-moving,  aptly 
titled  and  well  photographed.  A 
Brunton  production. 

Moving  Picture  World'*/* 
"The  Devil  to  Pay" 

Engrossing   Mystery    Story    Developed    in 

Six-Part  Brunton  Subject,  Released 

by  Pat  he 

Reviewed   by   Robert   C-   McElravy 

One  of  the  best  mystery  stories  shown 
in  some  time  has  been  developed  in  "The 
Devil  to  Pay,"  a  Robert  Brunton  produc- 
tion, adapted  from  a  novel  by  Frances 
Nimmo  Greene.  It  loses  not  a  moment  in 
swinging  into  action,  riveting  the  attention 
by  a  suggested  hanging,  with  the  wife 
waiting  outside  the  prison  for  the  body  of 
her  husband  when  the  law  has  taken  its 
course.  Slowly  the  mystery  surrounding 
the  hanging,  and  the  possible  connection 
of  one  of  the  town's  big  bankers  with  the 
original  crime,  is  brought  into  play.  It  is 
one  of  those  stories  which  begin  in  the 
midst  of  tense  situation  and  skilfully 
weaves  backward  and  forward  from  the 
starting  point  until  the  mystery  is  finally 
solved.  It  has  been  expertly  put  together 
and  reflects  credit  on  all  concerned. 

The  cast  is  finely  balanced,  with  Roy- 
Stewart  as  the  calm,  self-reliant  prosecut- 
ing attorney;  Robert  McKim  as  the  sus- 
pected banker,  and  Fritzi  Brunette  in  one 
of  the  best  roles  she  has  had.  The  sup- 
porting cast  is  made  up  of  experienced 
players,  and  the  result  is  like  the  smooth, 
even  performance  of  a  competent  stock 

The  scenes  are  laid  in  and  about  a 
prison,  in  a  fine  private  home,  in  a  restau- 
rant and  in  a  court  room.  The  trial  scenes 
have  been  carefully  staged.  The  produc- 
tion is  a  fascinating  one  of  its  kind. 


Sunday,  December  5,  1920 

Mystery  Drama  With  Well  Sustained  Suspense  and  Good  Production 

Roberjt  Brunton  Prod. — Pathe 

DIRECTOR Ernest  C.  Warde 

AUTHOR Frances  Nimmo  Greene 

SCENARIO  BY  Jack  Cunningham 

CAMERAMAN Arthur  L.  Todd 

AS  A  WHOLE A  real  "fan"  type  of  picture  with 

good    mystery    element    and    suspense    well 

STORY  j Some    of    its    "intrikut"    business   not 

plausible  but  this  doesn't  matter;  it  plays  its 

part  just  the  same 
DIRECTION. .....Develops    his     material    toward 

good  climax;  brings  things  to  rather  hurried 


PHOTOGRAPHY   All  right 


CAMERA  WORK   ? . .   Satisfactory 

PLAYERS Robert   McKim,    Roy    Stewart  and 

Frtzi   Brunnette  handle  most  important  roles 

well ;  others  all  very  good 

EXTERIORS Very  few 


DETAIL All  right 

CHARACTER  OF  STORY Mystery  drama  in 

which  girl's  fiance  is  proven  crook  while  the 

girl  believes  htm  innocent 
LENGTH  OF  PRODUCTION  ....  About  5,800  feet 

After  watching  Roy  Stewart  hounding  Robert  Mc- 
Kim until  he  proves  him  a  crook  in  both  "The  Money 
Changers"  and  "The  Devil  to  Pay"  folks  will  begin 
to  know  just  what  kind  of  a  story  to  expect  when 
they  see  the  two  names  announced  in  connection  with 
a  picture.  There  is  a  similarity  "in  these  two  produc- 
tions but  where  "The  Money  Changers"  had  it  in 
action,  "The  Devil  to  Pay"  has  it  in  mystery. 

The  director  has  developed  the  plot  coherently,  yet 
the  suspense  is  well  sustained  and  the  interest  main- 
tained until  the  end  at  which  tirne  things  are  brought 

to  perhaps  an  abrupt  conclusion  and  not  altogether 
comprehensive  solution.  Nevertheless  it  suffices  to 
bring  the  mystery  to  a  solution  even  if  they  use  the 
rather  old-fashioned  method  of  having  the  villain 
shoot  himself. 

The  cast  is  a  good  one,  each  player  being  well  suited 
to  his  respective  part.  Besides  those  mentioned 
Evelyn  Selbie,  George  Fisher  and  others  handles 
smaller  roles  adequately.  The  opening  scenes  are 
effective  from  a  photographic  standpoint.  The  scene 
is  that  of  a  gallows  on  which  a  hanging  is  taking 
place.  The  actual  gallows  is  not  seen,  however. 
Merely  the  shadow  is  shown.  This  is  rather  a  grue- 
some opening  for  a  picture  but  it  was  probably  in- 
tended for  purposes  of  emphasis  which  certainly 

Brent  Warren,  leading  banker  and  politicion,  com- 
mits a  felony  for  which  he  sends  George  Roan  to 
death.  In  some  way,  never  explained  to  the  spec- 
tator, Roan  is  brought  back  to  life  and  from  time  to 
time  Warren  is  haunted  by  the  voice  of  Roan,  usually 
over  the  telephone. 

Cullen  Grant,  district  attorney  and  former  suitor 
of  Dare  Keeling,  a  wealthy  girl  now  in  love  with 
Warren,  secures  evidence  against  Warren  and  orders 
his  arrest.  Dare  maintains  her  confidence  in  War- 
ren but  Grant's  further  suspicion  against  Warren  is 
aroused  when  Dare  begs  Warren  to  give  her  some  of 
her  money  for  which  he  is  her  trustee.  Grant  suspects 
that  the  money  is  for -Warren. 

Dare's  brother  Larry  is  against  Warren  but  at  the 
same  time  wants  to  preserve  his  sister's  happiness. 
Larry  becomes  secretary  to  Warren  and  discovers 
papers  which  prove  Warren's  guilt.  At  the  trial  War- 
ren is  confident  of  a  favorable  verdict  until  Grant  an- 
nounces another  witness.  It  is  Jcoan,  the  supposedly 
dead  man,  who  proves  that  Warren  forced  him  to  kill 
the  man.  Warren  cheats  the  law  by  shooting  him- 
self as  he  attempts  to  get  away. 

Play  Up  Title  and  Type  of  Story  With  Lines  that  Attract 

Box  Office  Analysis  for  the  Exhibitor 

"The  Devil  to  Pay"  is  a  typical  "movie  fan"  type 
of  story  And  as  such  should  prove  a  good  box  office 
bet.  It  has  well  maintained  suspense  and  should  be 
played  up  from  the  mystery  standpoint.  Announce  it 
as  a  story  of  a  man  who  was  hanged  but  later  came 
back  to  testify  against  the  man  who  sent  him  to  the 

The   title   has   drawing   power   and    can   be   used 

effectively  with  catchlines.  Mention  the  names  of 
Roy  Stewart  and  Robert  McKim  and  recall  their 
joint  work  in  "The  Money  Changers"  if  you  happen 
to  have  played  it  and  say  that  "The  Devil  to  Pay" 
contains  as  much  mystery  as  "The  Money  Changers" 
contained  action.  Use  the  line:  "You  can't'get  away 
with  it  if  jou  have  'The  Devil  to  Pay.'  He'll  get  you 
sooner  or  later.' " 

Trade  Review % 

"The  Devil  to  Pay"     ' 

A  Robert  Brunton  Production  in  Six  Parts.  Dis- 
tributed by  Pathe.  Directed  by  E.  C.  "Warde. 
Running  Time,  Seventy  Minutes. 


Callon   Oreut    *07  Btewert 

Brent    Wirrnn     ...  - • Hob-irt    McKim 

D»r*    Keeling    Fritzi   Brunette 

Larry  aTeeunj   Boons  Fisher 

Krt.    Bo  an Evelyn  Selbie 

Oeorrc    Boan    Joseph   J.   Dowllnj 

Die*  Boas Hlchard    Upu 

Dr.    Jsrni*en    *«k   Feoton 

DeteolWe    Potter William   Merlon 

Brent  Warren,  e  power  in  tbe  financial  end  political  clrolei  of  Hampton.  tends 
Been,  hie  employee  end  eaootnplioe  In  crime,  to  the  raJlowt.  A  surgeon  brian 
Keen  back  to  life.  Meanwhile  Collen  Grant,  the  district  attorney  and  ei- nance 
of  Warren'i  promised  wife,  falne  criminal  evidence  agalnat  tbe  banker  and 
briruri  him  to  trial.  The  girl  asks  Grant,  her  truitae.  for  her  money  to  help 
Warren,  hot  the  D.  A.  refusal.  Be  uses  Boan  ■■  bij  etar  witness,  oonrlcta 
Warren,   and   wins  the  tiri. 

A  mystery  melodrama  with  a  unique  twist  in  the  plot  which 
not  only  lifts  the  picture  out  of  the  usual' run  of  crook  stories 
but  will  baffle  the  audience  to  the  end.  The  letters  and  the  mys- 
terious telephone  voice  are  excellent  touches  in  keeping  up  the 
suspense  and  have  been  skilfully  handled.  "The  Devil  to  Pay" 
is  a  splendid  title  suggestive  enough  to  attract  a  wide  variety  of 
people,  and  the  popular  type  of  this- picture  will  entertain  any 

Cast— All  star.  The  work  of  Roy  Stewart,  Fritzi  Brunette  and 
Robert  McKim  is  very  true  to  life.  Joseph  J.  Dowling  and 
Evelyn  Selbie  do  wonderfut  bits  of  characterization  and  George 
Fisher  is  a  very  boyish  and  earnest  brother. 

Points  of  Appeal — Has  interest,  suspense,  mystery  mingled 
with  romance  and  the  novel  idea  of  resuscitating  the  dead  man 
and  using  him  in  the  climax. 

Photography  and  Lighting — Of  the  best  throughout.  The 
scenes  of  the  mysterious  stranger  especially  well  done. 

Motion   Picture  News  % 



Strong  Mystery  Story  Carries  Interest 

\HE  DEVIL  TO  PAY  ■  is  one  of  the  best  mystery  drama,  pro- 
duced upon  the  screen  in  a  long  time.  It  has  about  everything 
necessary  to  excite,  thrill  and  keep  an  audience  pitched  in  a 
high  key  throughout,  for  the  reason  that  its  plot  is  unique  and  abounds  in 
action  from  the  time  the  opening  scenes  are  thrown  upon  the  screen  1o 
the  last  foot  of  film  projected. 

Although  credit  must  be  given  lo  Frances  Nimmo  Greene,  the  author, 
for  the  clever  way  she  has  written  the  story,  withholding  the  suspense  16 
a  remarkable  degree  until  the  finish,  the  director  and  cast  should  not  be 
overlooked.  ,  _      .     A 

This  happy  combination  haB  grasped  situation  after  situation,  and  painted 
them  in  most  natural  colors.  In  fact,  at  times  it  looked  as  though  the 
actors  had  been  playing  their  roles  for  some  time  before  the  scenes  were 

Tbi  production  iB  well  mounted,  Ernest  C.  Warde,  tbe  director,  inking 
particular  care  in  the  selection  of  his  exteriors. 

The  theme  is  based  on  the  unique  idea  as  to  whether  a  man  can  be 
resuscitated  after  being  officially  bung  and  pronounced  dead  by  state 
authorities.  , 

As  the  story  unfolds  it  discloses  the  ii  e  of  a  leading  banker  and  political 
dictator  of  a  small  town  who  commitB  a  crime  and  causes  another  to  be 
sent  to  the  gallows  to  cover  up  his  guilt. 

After  his  execution  the  man  is  resuscitated  and  like  a  ghost  haunts  his 
betrayer  until  the  latter  shoots  himself.  The  climax  is  reached  in  a  court- 
room scene  wbich  is  highly  dramatic. 

The  cast,  which  is  particularly  strong,  includes  Robert  McKim,  Roy 
Stewart,  Fritzi  Brunette  and  George  Fisher.— Length,  6  reels.— Prank 


i   A  Robert  Brunton  Product 


From  the  nL-velby  Frances  Nimmo  Greene 

directed  by 




VOL.   XV       No.   15 

Monday,  January  17,  1921 

Price  5  CentsI 

Have  Censor  Cure 

So  National  Board  of  Review  Thinks 

— Wants  Funds  for  Special 

Matinees  for  Minors 

The  National  Board  of  Review- 
thinks  that  it  has  a  sure  cure  for  cen- 
sors, wherever  they  may  be.  It  is 
to  secure  funds  with  which  to  try 
out  the  idea  that  a  special  benefit 
performance  will  be  given  at  Car- 
negie  Hall   on   Friday  evening. 

Board    officials    think    that    if    spe- 
cial  performances   be   given   for   chil- 
dren  all   over   the   country,   the   basic 
cause  for  the  need  of  censors  in  va- 
>rious  communities  will  have  been  re- 
moved.    The  board  at  present  states 
,it    has    140    sub-committees    scattered 
'all   over  the  nation  who  are  working 
toward    this    end.      The    move    would 
i not  mean  any  financial  loss  to  exhib- 
itors  inasmuch    as    the    special    show- 
ings  would   be   conducted   in  the  reg- 
lular    theaters,    only    at    special    times 
and    with    special     films,    particularly 
adaptable    for    juvenile    consumption 
on  the  program.     If  various  types  of 
productions      were      segregated      and 
those   found    suitable   for   adults    only 
kept   away    from    children,   the    Board 
of   Review   holds   that  welfare   organ- 
izations  and   social   betterment   socie- 
ties   would   not    find    need   for   censor 
boards.      The    board    plans    to    issue 
Specially    compiled    lists    of    such    pic- 

(Continued  on   Page  2) 

Clozenberg  Sails  for  Home 

Arthur  Clozenberg,  managing  di- 
;rector  of  the  Film  Booking  Offices, 
Ltd.,  of  England,  left  for  home  Sat- 
urday on  the  SS.  Kaiserin  Auguste 
^Victoria.  He  has  been  here  for  sev- 
eral weeks  conferring  with  Carl 
Laemmle  and  other  Universal  offi- 

Chester  Leaves  Wednesday 
C.   L.   Chester  leaves   for   California 
[on    Wednesday.      Has   been,  here   for 
about   10  days. 

Exhibito  rs — No  tice 

Beginning  tomorrow,  WID'S 
DAILY  will  publish  every  day 
the  official  A.  M.  P.  A.  Bulle- 
tin, recording  the  activities  of 
the  motion  picture  industry  in 
behalf  of  the  European  Relief 
Drive,  in  cooperation  with  Her- 
bert Hoover. 

Watch  for  it — and  put  your 
shoulder  to  the  wheel  to  help 
the  starving  babies   of   Europe. 

To  marry  Blair  Cornwall,  Nance  Abbott  realizes  she  must  give  up  wealth 
and  position.  Is  it  worth  the  sacrifice?  Heavy-handed  Fate  makes  the 
decision  for  her  in  "Lying  Lips,"  Thomas  H.  Ince's  greatest  work,  his 
second    Associated    Producers'    production — Advt. 

'Long  the  BoulMicH 

With  First  National.  And  others.  Including-  some  sales 
managers.  Plus  some  exhibitors.  First'  National  showing  the 
"Big  5."  Or  almost.  The  Walsh  picture  failed  to  arrive.  Lab- 
oratory trouble.  But  the  rest  did.  Chaplin's  "The  Kid"  a  knock- 
out. "Passion"  a  clean-up.  "Man — Woman — Marriage"  big 
spectacle.  And  the  others.  Fxhibitors  happy.  At  last  big  pic- 
tures. Lot  of  'em.  In  a  row.  Say  they'll  get  a  lot  of  money. 
But  sales  managers  of  other  companies.  Another  story.  Aron- 
son,  Goldwyn  ;  Kent,  Famous  Players.  Lichtman,  who  once  was. 
And  others  not  so  important.  Big  pictures?  O-h,  y-e-s.  Doing 
a  hesitation.  Not  so  awflly  big.  Not  such-a-much.  Get  some 
money?  Y-e-s.  Slowly.  Andante  profundo.  Bashful  like.  You 
know.  But,  oh,  boy,  how  they'd  love  to  have  'em.  Taken  by 
■pind  large.  As  a  block.  One  of  greatest  series  ever  shown.  This 
country.     Or  anywhere.     By  one  company. 

,  A    TRIBUTE    TO    JD 

All  of  which  was  a  tribute  to  JD.     Yep;  Williams.     Man 
behind  the  idea.    That's  all  he  had.    And  a  desk.    And  some  ink. 

,  (Continued    on    Page    4) 

Busch  With  Strauss 

Former  Head  of  Republic  Dist.  Wit! 

Artists'    Company — To    Road 

Show    First    Film 

Briton  N.  Busch,  who  som 
months  ago  disposed  of  his  holding 
in  Republic  Distributing  Corp.,  i 
now  vice-president  of  the  •Malcol 
Strauss  Pictures  Corp.,  which  wa 
formed  last  year  in  Delaware  with 
capitalization  of  $3,000,000. 

When  the  company  was  first  form 
ed,  a  distributing  contract  was  heli 
with  Republic,  but  since  that  tim 
the  latter  company  has  been  merge 
with  the  Selznick  Enterprises  and  th 
Strauss  pictures  will  be  distribute 

The  first  picture  is  tentatively  cal 
led  "Mary   Magdalen."     This   will  be 
road  showed.     Mr.  Strauss  stated  on 
Saturday  that  plans  had  not  been  defi-j 
nitely  completed  for  a  regular  outpu 
of   pictures   yearly   and   for   that   rea 
son  he  could  not  state  just  how  man 
a  year  his  organization  would  make 
or  how  they  would  be  distributed. 

The  company  has  quarters  at  45c* 
4th  Ave.,  where  Frank  Presbry  Co 
Inc.,  well  known  advertising  agencj 
is  located.  The  Presbry  Co.,  is  fin 
ancially  interested  in  the  Strauss 

Clark  Coming: 

The  Eve  Unsell  Photoplay  Staff  re 
ceived  word  on  Saturday  that  Georg< 
Clark,  who  has  been  making  his  owl 
productions  in  England  for  releast 
through  Stoll  Film,  will  arrive  in  New 
York  shortly  to  make  his  pictures  it 
this  country. 

Clark  is  perhaps  best  known  for  hi; 
work  in  "Squandered  Lives,"  releasee 
in  this  country  recently  by  the  Amer 
ican  Stoll  unit.  He  will  make  his  tern 
porary  headquarters  with  the  Ev< 
Unsell    offices. 

Confab  on  Coast 

The  franchise  holders  of  the  Fed ' 
erated  Film  Exchanges  of  Americ;i 
will  hold  a  convention  in  Los  Angel 
les  beginning  Feb.  7  and  lasting  foil 
a  week  or  10  days. 

In  all  probability  it  will  be  held  a| 
the  Alexandria,  although  that  has  no  j 
been  definitely  decided  upon  as  yet 
A  special  car  will  be  attached  to  onil 
of  the  trans-continental  trains  leav[ 
ing  Chicago  on  Feb.  4  for  the  coast 

Matters     pertaining     to     addition? 
product  will   be   discussed  as   well  a:| 
affairs    of    genreal    interest     to     th«| 

— jiji^i 


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•(Juotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

S.  &  E.  have  sold  "It  Might  Hap- 
pen to  You"  to  Maurice  Less  Attrac- 
tions, Terre  Haute,  Ind.,  for  Indiana. 

Many  elements  go  into 
the  making  of  a  success- 
ful showing,  and  the 
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He  was  a  good  mother  to  the  hero  but    "Nobody's    Wife" — .      That's    Ed- 
die Barry  in  the  title  role  of  the  new    Christie    Special,    released    through 
Educational     Film     Exchanges — Advt. 

Have  Censor  Cure 

(Continued  from  Page  1) 
The  special  benefit  performance  to 
be  held  on  Friday  has  been  arranged 
with  Associated  First  National,  who 
will  show  "Passion"  and  "The  Kid," 
the  latter  for  the  first  time  in  the 
East.  After  the  showing  the  Chaplin 
film  will  be  taken  off  to  await  his 
regular  showing  at  the  Strand.  S. 
L.  Rothafel  is  cooperating  in  arrang- 
ing the  rest  of  the  program. 

Theater  for  Kiddies 

What,  it  is  said,  will  be  the  first 
theater  devoted  exclusively  to  chil- 
dren is  planned  in  the  home  of  the 
Society  for  the  Prevention  of  Cruelty 
to  Children,  which  will  be  built  at 
104th  to  105th  Sts.  and  5th  Ave.  The 
money  for  the  structure  comes  from 
a  $4,000,000  gift  which  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
August  Heckscher  have  donated  to 
the  S.  P.  C.  C. 

Storey   to    Produce 

"Shadowland  Screen  Supplement" 
is  the  title  of  a  new  single  reel  to  be 
released  every  two  weeks  by  A.  D. 
V.  Storey,  formerly  with  C.  B.  C. 
Film   Sales   Corp. 

It  will  consist  of  "shots"  of  artists 
at  home  and  will  have  the  coopera- 
tion of  "Shadowland"  and  the  other 
two  Brewster  publications,  "Motion 
Picture   Magazine"  and   "Classic." 

Anetha  Getwell,  winner  of  the 
Fame  and  Fortune  Contest  of  the 
Brewster  publications,  will  be  feat- 
ured in  a  series  of  two  reelers,  de- 
tective  stories. 

These  releases  will  be  offered  on 
states  rights  market.  Offices  have 
been  opened  at  Suite  226,  17  W.  42nd 

Nichols    Adding   to   Chain 

Vancouver,  B.  C. — The  Columbia 
Amusement  Co.,  Ltd.,  the  Nichols 
chain  of  theaters,  is  growing.  The 
Majestic,  in  Winnipeg,  is  the  latest 

To  Represent  Hodkinson 

AT  A  few  points  where  we  want  Hodkinson  First 
Run  representation  we  have  openings  for  ex- 
ceptional film  men,  now  employed,  who  are 
keen  enough  students  of  conditions  to  realize  that  our 
selective  system  offers  the  best  opportunities  for  ad- 
vancement and  that  the  W.  W.  Hodkinson  Corpora- 
tion will  emerge  thru  the  period  of  readjustment  as 
a  leader  in  the  industry.  If  you  feel  confident  to 
carry  the  Hodkinson  Idea  to  the  big  exhibitors  of 
the  country,  write  or  wire  to  527  Fifth  Avenue,  New 
York,  and  we  will  treat  your  application  in  confidence. 

New    Distributor  in    Italy 

(Special   to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Rome.  Italy — The  Sindicato  Inter- 
nazionale  Ciuematografico  has  been 
formed  here  with  a  capital  of  5,000,- 
000  lire.  The  company  will  act  as 
a  distributor  only  and  is  said  to  have 
made  arrangements  with  the  follow- 
ing producers:  Novissima,  Tespi; 
Berniai,  Nova.  Filmgraf  and  Fert.' 
Mario   Corscia  is  director  general. 


OF     THE     TRADE 



56  Pine  St.,  1645  La  Brea  Avo, 

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Art   Titles — Animation — Leaders 

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State  Right — Export  &  Import — Film  Cl'r'n 

729    7th   Ave.  Bryant   9444 



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H      I     Strevckmans.    General    Manager 


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Fort  Lee.   N.  J.  Fort  Lee  22 


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New    Producer 
larks    Davis    has    resigned    as 

of  publicity  and  advertising 
ow  Film,  to  become  secretary 

Salient  Films,  Inc.,  a  New 
Dtnpany  formed  recently.  The 
v  will  make  five  reelers,  about 
ar  and  will  work  in  the  east, 
.ition  will  be  via  the  state 
riarket.  Offices  have  been 
at  S22-5th  Ave.,  and  those  in- 
[  in  the  proposition  are  Max 
m,  president;  F.  C.  Goosman, 
■sklent;  Frank  W.  Weeks. 
iv  and  J.   Charles   Davis,   see- 

To   Fight   Blue   Laws 

Sunday  Rights  Association  is 
ne  of  an  organization  formed 
Hotel  Biltmore  last  week  to 
oposed  blue  law  legislation. 
in  Vogel,  former  assistant 
;r  of  the  United  States  was 
chairman  of  the  organization, 
yal  S.  Copeland,  City  Health 
ssioner,  vice  chairman  and  V. 
t,  secretary. 

Theater   for    Washington 
Special   to  WID'S   DAILY) 

lington— A    $1,000,000    theater 

started    shortly    on    the    east 

Connecticut   Ave.   between   L 

;    Sales    Sts.      The   house   will 

iced  and  supported  by  a  group 

chants    whose   business    es'tab- 

ts    are    on    Connecticut    Ave., 

that  purpose  the  Connecticut 

ss'n  has  been  formed. 

On  Broadway 

Broadhurst— "Over  the  Hill." 
Broadway — Priscilla    Dean    in    "Out- 
side the  Law." 
Criterion — "The  Inside  of  the  Cup." 
44th  St.— "Way  Down  East." 
Loew's   New   York — Today- — William 
S.  Hart  in  "The  Testing  Block." 
Tuesday — H.  B.  Warner  in  ""When 

We   Were  Twenty-One." 
Wednesday — "The      Truant      Hus- 
Thursday — Hobart  Bosworth  in  "A 

Thousand  to   One." 
Friday  —  Buck     Jones     in     "Two 
Moons."    "The     Hearts    of    Tri- 
Saturday — Jewel    Carmen    in    "The 

Silver  Lining." 
Sunday— "Midsummer  Madness." 
Rialto — Constance   Binuey  in  "Some- 
thing Different." 
Rivoli — "Paying  the  Piper." 
Strand  —  George     Arliss      in      "The 

Rivoli — "Paying  the  Piper" 
Strand — George  Arliss  in  "The  Devil" 

Next  Week 
Broadhurst— "Over  the  Hill." 
Broadway — Not   yet   determined. 
Criterion — "The  Inside  of  the  Cup." 
44th  St.— "Way  Down  East." 
Rialto — Roscoe    Arbuckle    in    "Brew- 
ster's Millions." 
Rivoli — "Forbidden   Fruit." 
Strand  —  Constance      Talmadge      in 
"Mama's    Affair." 

Buys  Reissues 

A  new  company,  the  Picture  Art 
Sales  Corp.,  with  offices  at  1600 
Broadway,  will  handle  a  number  of 
Universal  reissues  which  have  been 
purchased  from  the  producing  com- 
pany. The  deal  includes  a  number 
of  features  made  and  released  in 
1915,  1916.  1917  and  1918  and  a  se- 
ries of  10  two  reel  comedies  featur- 
ing Mr.  and  Mrs.  Carter  De  Haven. 

The  company  is  a  New  York  cor- 
poration, capitalized  at  $10,000.  It 
will  sell  state  rights  on  the.  pictures, 
kU6  the  Canadian  and  foreign  rights. 
It  has  GO  productions  available,  some 
of  them  as  follows : 

"Campbells  are  Coming,"  "The  Woli  and 
His  Mate,"  "Fast  Cofflpflrfar,"  "The  Fighting 
Grin,"  "Bringing  Home  Father,"  "Anything 
Once,"  "The  Rough  Lover,"  "The  Honor 
of  Mary  Blake,"  "Broken  Fellers,"  "The 
Narrow  Path,"  "The  Double  Standard," 
"Hell's  Crater."  "Hands  Down."  "John 
Ermine  of  Yellowstone,"  "College  Orphan," 
"The  Flower  of  Doom,"  "The  Hero  of  the 
Hour,"  "Fighting  for  Love,"  "From  Broad- 
way to  a  Throne,"  "Mr,  Dolan  of  New 
York,"  "The  Terror,"  "The  Bronze  Bride," 
"The  Gates  of  Doom,"  "The  Nature  of 
Man."  "The  Birth  of  Patriotism,"  "Fear 
Not:"  "Fighting  Mad,"  "49— '17,"  "The 
Girl  and  the  Crisis,"  "The  Spotted  Lily," 
and   "The   Whirlpool  of  Destiny." 

Arrive   from    Coast 

June  Mathis  arrived  from  the  coast 
last  night.  Rex  Ingram,  the  director 
of  "The  Four  Horsemen  of  the  Apoc- 
alypse," also  came  on  with  the  nega- 
tive   of   the    picture. 

Not  So,  Says  Brandt 

Rumors  have  reached  Joe  Brandt 
that  several  persons  have  been  busy 
soliciting  payments  from  actors,  di- 
rectors and  publicity  men  for  the  in- 
sertion of  scenes  of  stars  in  Screen 
Snapshots,  produced  by  Jack  Cohn 
and  Lewis  Lewyh  and  released 
through  C.  B.  C.   Film  Sales  Corp. 

Brandt  has  instructed  bis  attor- 
neys, Keppler  and  Hochman,  to  in- 
stitute an  investigation  to  ascertain 
who    these   people   are   and    prosecute 

New  Projector  Company 

(Special     to     WID'S     DAILY) 

Dover,  Del. — The  Rotarv  Projec- 
tor Corp.  has  beer,  formed  here.  The 
company  i.s  a  $1,000,000  one  and  its 
incorporators  are  Joseph  Kenna.  Jr.. 
Thomas  G.  Murphy  and  Albert  E. 
Hineman,  of  Chicago. 

New  Arrow  Unit  Formed 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Albany,  N.  Y. — Arrow  Exchanges. 
Inc.,  of  New  York  was  incorporated 
here  late  last  week  with  a  capitaliza- 
tion of  $50,000.  The  incorporators 
are  W.  Ray  Johnston,  E.  R.  Cham- 
pion and  H.   G.  Davis. 

This  is  the  company  which  will  op- 
erate the  New  York  exchange  of  Em- 
pire State  Film,  as  noted  in  Satur- 
day's issue. 

Springfield.  111.— Mrs.  E.  M.  Drier 
has  sold  the  Empress  theater  to  a 
local  syndicate  for  a  consideration 
said  to  be  $15,000. 

Looking  for  Big  Pictures? 

IN  the  next  six  months  Famous  Players-Lasky  will  release  FORTY-NINE  of  them.     Big  in  star,  author, 
and  director  material,  big  in  box-office  value. 
The  Paramount  Pictures  released  in  the  six  months  now   ending  justified   everything  that  was   said   in  ad- 
vance about  them.     Never  before  were  so  many  out  of  the  ordinary  money-makers  released  in  such  a  space 
of  time  by  any  company. 

And  if  you  look  at  the  listings  for  the  next  six  months  you'll  see  that  the  big  ones  you've  already  had  were 
only  an  appetizer.     Here's  a  start: 




George  Melford's  production,   "THE   FAITH 

Hugh      Ford's      British      production,      "THE 

Thomas  Mtighan   in    "THE    EASY    ROAD." 

Cosmopolitan    production,     "STRAIGHT     IS 
THE   WAY." 

William   S.   Hart  in   "O'MALLEY    OF   THE 
MOUNTED,"    Hart    production. 

Rohert      Z.      Leonard's      production,      "THE 
GILDED   LILY,"   with   Mae    Murray. 

Dorothy   Dalton    in    "THE    TEASER." 

Thomas      H.      Ince-Vance      Special.      "BEAU 
REVEL,"    with    Florence    Vidor. 

William  DeMille's  production  of  Sir  J.  M. 
Earrie's  "WHAT  EVERY  WOMAN 

Roscoe  ("Fatty")  Arbuckle  in  "THE 
DOLLAR   A    YEAR    MAN." 

Co:m-politan  production,  "BURIED 
TREASURE.'    with    Marion    Davies. 

Sir  J.  M.  Barrie's  "SENTIMENTAL 
TOMMY,"  a  John  S.  Robertson  produc- 

William  D.  Taylor's  production,  "THE 
WITCHING  HOUR,"  with  Elliott  Dex- 

Douglas  MacLean  in  "THE  HOME 
STRETCH,"    Thos.    H.    Ince    production. 

Wallace  Reid  in  "THE  LOVE  SPECIAL," 
with    Agnes    Ayres. 

Hugh  Ford's  British  production,  "THE 
GREAT    DAY,"   with   Arthur    Bourchier. 

Thcmas  Meighan  in  "THE  CITY  OF  SI- 

Cosmopolitan    production,    "PROXIES." 

George  Melforc"s  production  of  a  Sir  Gilbert 
Parker  story  of  the  Northwest,  with  an 
sll-^t3r    o*mt 

William  S.  Hart  in  "THE  WHISTLE," 
Hart   production. 

Sidney  Chaplin  in  "KING  QUEEN  JOK- 
ER "    Chaplin  production. 

Dorothy   Gish  in   "OH   JO!" 

Lcis  W  b-r's  production,  "WHAT'S 

Gloria  Swanson  in  "THE  GREAT  MO- 
MENT,"  by   Elinor   Glyn. 

Elsie  Ferguson  in  "SACRED  AND  PRO- 
FANE LOVE,"  William  D.  Taylor's  pro- 
duction  of   Arnold    Bennett's   play. 

(paramount  (pictures 






Monday,  January  17,  1! 

'Long  the  Boul  Mich ' 

(Continued    from    Page    1) 

And  Bill  Yearsley.  Then  the  idea  sprouted.  Some  three  years 
ago.  What's  the  result?  Take  a  looksee.  Flock  of  big  exhib- 
itors. Putting  up  their  kale.  Got  some  millions  in  First  Na- 
tional. Put  another  one  in  last  week.  Like  to  do  it.  Couldn't 
help  it  when  they  saw  what  they  saw.  Been  just  as  easy  to  take 
more.  You  never  saw  such  pep.  All  "hopped  up"  with  what 
they  were  going  to  show.  Take  Moe  Mark.  Strand,  New  York. 
Conservative.  Careful  operator.  Says  Holubar's  "Man — Wom- 
an— Marriage"  will  run  six  months.  On  Broadway.  Greatest 
picture  ever  made.  Not  the  only  one.  Sam  Katz  thinking  ut 
putting  it  on  in  Chi  for  indefinite  run  in  Orchestra  Hall.  Has 
2,600  seats.  Swagger  place.  Concerts  and  such.  Usually  for 
high  brows.  But  Katz  says  nothin's  too  good  for  it.  Twenty 
six  of  'em.  All  thinking  alike.  Great  tribute.  To  JD.  And 
Schwalbe.     For  selling  the  idea  so  strong. 


Somebody  changed  their  mind.  ( )ver  at  Famous.  So  "Al" 
Lichtman's  possible  deal  went  wrong.  Which  also  makes  Felix 
Feist  unhappy.  For  a  moment.  Or  two.  Lichtman  won'f "talk. 
Left  the  Boul'  Mich'  thoughtful.  But  not  sad.  Some  plans  al- 
most ready  to  develop.     Will  surprise  some.     When  they  come. 

WHO'S     WHO 

"Jimmy"  Grainger  was  there.  All  smiles.  Just  because 
Charlie  Chaplin  needs  him.  In  his  business.  To  figure  on  "The 
Kid"  contracts.  Nice  for  Jim.  Nice  for  Charlie.  Nice  for  every- 
body. Maybe  he'll  use  a  Rolls  Rooster.  To  go  to  Long  Island. 
He'll  earn  it.  Working  for  Chaplin.  Then  there  was  Marshall 
Neilan.  All  elated.  Over  Al  Kaufman's  picture.  Says  it's  fine. 
A  wonder.  And  all  that  sort  of  thing.  By  the  way.  Ask  Neilan 
to  tell  you  about  the  two  drunks.  It's  a  good  one.  Going  back- 
to  Coast.  To  make  some  more.  For  First  National.  Very 
happy.  Yep.  V-e-r-y  h-a-p-p-y ! ! !  Grapenuts !  There's  a 

And  the  others:  Sol  Lesser.  Joyous.  Has  Jackie  Coogan 
working.  And  Jackie  co-stars  with  Chaplin  in  "The  Kid."  Rea- 
son good  enough.  The  youngster's  there.  With  both  feet.  And 
then  some.  Abe  Blank.  Hails  with  joy  being  on  executive  com- 
mittee of  FN.  More  reasons  to  bring  him  to  the  White  Lights. 
Oftener.  Lots  of  business  to  do.  And  all  that  sort  of  thing. 
Robert  Lieber,  too.  Happy  over  the  big  pictures.  Says  little. 
But  thinks  much.  Nate  Gordon.  Of  Boston.  Thoughtful.  Con- 
servative. Thinks  the  Big  5  a  500  hand.  Talking  pinochle.  Ex- 
pert at  that.  Ask  Finklestein.  Like  Dad.  He  knows.  Clark 
of  Pittsburg.  Said  just  two  words.  In  four  days.  "That's  fine." 
Sure  talking  of  the  pictures.  What  else  could  make  him  say  so 
much?  And  Harry  Crandall.  From  Washington.  Taught  the 
new  game.  Pico!  Loves  it.  Ask  him.  "Von"  also  on  hand. 
All  the  way  from  Seattle.     And  a  flock  of  others. 

Talking  of  Crandall.  Brings  old  John  W.  Remember  to  bat. 
No  man  in  pictures  had  more  interesting  career.  Get  him  to 
talk.  High  financin'.  And  all  that  sort  of  thing.  Victim,  al- 
most. Just  like  the  Wall  Street  meller  victims'  Yep.  True. 
But  he  fought  'em  off.  In-  did.  And  now!  Well,  just  ask  him. 
And  he'll  tell  you  lie's  the  poorest  exhibitor  in  the  world.  But 
his  houses  alone  arc  worth  a  million  or  so.  But  he's  poor.  Keeps 
telling  you  so.  Some  believe  it.  Don't.  Why?  just  this: 
"I've  seen  a  lot  of  exhibitor  organizations,"  he  says,  "but  they 
all  had  trouble  raising  money,  This  crowd— FN— want  a  mil- 
lion. And  take  it  from  me,  they  get  it."  They  took  some  from 
Harry.     Part  of  that  million.  DANNY. 


Announces   In   Course   of   Preparation 




Boston  Producer 

Metropolitan      Pictures     Formed     in 
That  City — New  England  Cap- 
ital Interested 
(Special   to  WID'S   DAILY) 

Boston-The  Metropolitan  Pictures 
Corp.  has  been  formed  here  with  of- 
fices at  168  Dartmouth  St.  The  com- 
pany has  as  its  officers  George 
Franklyn  Willey,  Paul  Harris  Drake, 
A.  Rowden  George,  Carl  Morgan 
and  Dr.  George  W.  Calvin. 

The  company  states  it  plans  to 
take  an  existing  studio  around  Bos- 
ton and  renovate  it  to  suit  its  needs. 
It  is  planned  to  produce  the  works 
of  New  England  authors  only  and 
in  this  connection  gives  the  names 
of  some  works  it  already  controls. 
Carl  Morgan,  said  to  have  been  with 
Maurice  Tourneur  when  the  latter 
was  with  the  old  World  Film  Corp., 
has  been  placed  under  a  two  year 
contract.  He  has  been  made  a  vice- 
president  of  the  company  as  well  as 
its  director  general. 

The  first  picture  will  be  "A  Thou- 
sand Faces,"  by  George  W.  Galvin, 
which  is  now  running  serially  in  the 
Evening  Record.  This  is  planned  for 
a  10  reel  production.  Metropolitan 
owns  the  rights  to  two  novels  by 
George  Allan  England.  Arrange- 
ments have  been  made  for  the  filming 
of  "The  Air  Trust"  and  "The  Golden 
Blight,"  two  of  England's  novels, 
following  "A  Thousand  Faces."  Cor- 
respondence with  Upton  Sinclair,  au- 
,thor  of  "The  Jungle,"  is  claimed  to 
have  resulted  in  the  offer  by  Sinclair 
of  two  of  his  books  for  production. 
George  Franklyn  Willey  of  New 
Hampshire  is  identified  with  the 
company.  He  is  the  author  of  "Sol- 
taire."  The  scenario  department  will 
be  under   Kngland  and  Willey. 


—wire  today! 

"WEST  OF  Tf 


Tel.    Bryant    3271 

1476  Broadway,  N.  Y. 


Furnished    for    all    purposes. 



Suite   1603   Candler   Building 
Phone  Bryani  6558 



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DAVID    G.   FlSCtt 




rOL.  XV       No.  16 

Tuesday,  January  18,  1921 

Price  5  Cents 

Offer  Urban  Stock 

iusiness    Builders    Handling    $3,500,- 

000  Preferred  Issue — Bonus  of 

Common  Goes  With  It 

The  Business  Builders,  Inc.,  with 
iffices  at  620  5th  Ave.,  are  handling 
he  flotation  of  an  issue  of  $3,500,000 
I  preferred  stock  of  the  Urhan  Mo- 
ion  Picture  Industries,  Inc.,  the 
Dmpany  in  which  are  merged  all  of 
ie  various  enterprises  of  Charles 

The  preferred  stock  is  8%  cumula- 
ve  and  is  being  sold  at  $25  a  share. 
IVith  each  block  of  10  shares  of  this 
sue  a  bonus  of  seven  shares  of  com- 
lon  stock  is  given.  The  common 
as  a  par  value  of  $25  also. 

Urban,   as   noted,   on    Saturday   has 

ranged    for    the    distribution    of   his 
ineto  Review  through   National  Ex 
ianges.   Inc. 

Stromberg  Here 
Hunt    Stromberg,   director   of   pub- 
ity  for  Thomas  H.   I  nee,  arrived  in 
ew   York  yesterday.     At  the  Astor. 

Get   15%   Increase 
(Special   to  WID'S   DAILY) 

Los  Angeles — The  Los  Angeles 
leater    Owners'    Ass'n   and   the   op- 

Sitors'  union  have  come  to  an  agree- 
|nt  whereby  the  operators  secure  a 
7c  increase  in  wages.  No  conces- 
ns  were  made  regarding  working 
iditions,  although  the  operators 
i  demanded  a  shorter  working  day. 

Special  "Test"  in  Paterson 

3eginning  Monday  and  playing  for 
J  week,  the  Regent,  a  2,400  seat 
tse  in  Paterson  will  show  Allan 
rlubar's  "Man-Woman-Marriage." 
[will  be  in  the  nature  of  a  "test" 
wing  as  was  done  in  the  case  of 
ission"  which  played  at  the  Gar- 
i,  also  owned  by  the  Fabians. 

Equally  Divided 

H  here  has  been  considerable  agita- 
Hi  in  local  exhibitor  circles  for  rep- 
lantation on  the  grievance  commit- 
|  of  the  F.  I.  L.  M.  Club  which 
■pugh  its  adjusters,  the  Hoy  Re- 
lying Service,  settles  all  claims  on 
■•utes  which  arise  between  exhib- 
its and  exchangemen. 

■  he  matter   has   reached   the   stage 

■  re    speedy    action    is    looked    for 
I  at  the  F.  I.  L.   M.  Club  meeting 

|:h  will  be  held  tomorrow  night,  it 
Plxpected   that    the    matter   will    be 

e  ed.  Equal  representation  for 
■Kji  exhibitors  and  exchangemen  on 
'"committee  is  looked  for. 

Gay  fetes  at  home  will  not  blot  from  the  memory  of  Nance  Abbott  the 
burning  recollection  of  the  wrong  she  has  done  a  man— her  man.  Thomas 
H.  Ince  directed  the  "punch"  scenes  in  "Lying  Lips,"  his  second  Associ- 
ated Producers'  production. — Advt. 

Six  the  First  Year 

The  Warner  Bros.,  Laurence  Web- 
ber, "Bobby"  North  and  Harry  Rapf 
have  banded  together  in  a  joint  pro- 
ducing unit.  The  rights  to  12  plays 
have  been  secured  and  it  is  expected 
that  six  features  will  be  made  the 
first  year. 

Rapf  will  be  in  charge  of  produc- 
tion. The  first  picture  will  be  "Why 
Girls  Leave  Home,"  as  noted,  and 
will  be  made  in  the  east  and  not  on 
the  coast  as  originally  planned.  Space 
has  been  leased  at  the  Biograph  stu- 
dio. William  Nigh  will  direct  the 

The  series  will  be  released  on  the 
state  right  market,  but  Greater  New 
York  rights  will  be  handled  through 
the  Federated  Exchange,  which,  as 
noted  on  Friday,  the  above  individ- 
uals now  own. 

Eight  from  Linder 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 

Los  Angeles — Max  Linder,  through 
his  studio  representatives  states  he 
holds  a  two  year  contract  with  Rob- 
ertson-Cole and  that  the  agreement 
calls  for  four  pictures  a  year. 

The  first,  as  noted,  is  "Seven  Years' 
Bad  Luck,"  which  is  scheduled  for 
release  on  Feb.  12. 

No  one  could  be  reached  at  Rob- 
ertson-Cole yesterday  for  a  confir- 
mation of  this.  That  company  an- 
nounced recently  that  it  had  bought 
the  first  Linder  feature  comedy  but 
said  nothing  about  the  existence  of 
a  contract  for  more. 

New  Home 

The  Paramount  Magazine  organ- 
ization is  now  quartered  in  the 
Bryant  Park  Studios  Bldg.,  40th  St. 
and  6th  Ave.,  having  moved  from  the 
laboratory  in   Long  Island  City. 

Dwan  to  Direct? 

Coast  Talking  of  Tie-Up  With  Fair- 
banks  for   "The   Three    Mus- 
(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 
Los    Angeles — It    is    reported    here 
that     the     Allan     Dwan     may     direct 
Douglas    Fairbanks    in    "The    Three 
Musketeers."       Dwan     in     connection 
with  this  stated  that  such  an  arrange- 
ment would  be  a  very  pleasant  one  to 
him  but  that  he  was  tied  up  with  an- 
other organization  and  that  the  only 
possible  manner  in  which   this  could 
happen  would  be  for  a  tie-up  between 
the   "Big  8"   and   the   "Big  4."     And 
Dwan    further    added    that    this    was 
very  remote. 

Price  Back 

Oscar  A.  Price,  president  of  Asso- 
ciated Producers,  reached  New  York 
/esterday  from  the  coast. 

New  Strand  Record 

The  Strand  established  a  new  Sun- 
day record  with  George  Arliss  in 
'The  Devil." 

For  Feb.  Showing 

The  Strand  will  show  "The  Kid" 
in  early  February.  The  picture 
will  be  shown  at  the  benefit 
performance  at  Carnegie  Hall  on  Fri- 
day for  the  Nat'l.  Board  of  Review. 

Breaks  Chicago  Record 
Aaron  Jones  of  Chicago  wired  First 
National  yesterday  that  "The  Kid" 
has  smashed  all  Sunday  records  at 
the  Randolph  theater.  Business  was 
30%  greater  with  it  than  with  any 
other  picture  and  on  the  coldest  Sun- 
day of  the  year,  too. 

More  Arliss  Pictures 
George  Arliss  was  the  guest  of 
honor  at  a  luncheon  given  by  the 
Pathe  offices  yesterday  at  the  Astor. 
He  told  of  his  experiences  in  making 
"The  Devil,"  his  first  picture  and 
stated  that  he  would  make  more  pic- 
tures, beginning  the  end  of  the  month. 
Mr,  Arliss  would  not  state  what 
the  next  picture  would  be,  but  it  will 
not  be  "Disraeli"  as  first  reported. 
He  would  not  discuss  for  what  com- 
pany he  would  produce. 

1st   Nat'l   Buys  Lubin  Film 

The  First  National  exchange  of 
New  York  has  purchased  New  York 
state  rights  on  Bert  Lubin's  "Hon- 
eymoon Ranch." 

Tex  Rickard's  Official  Pictures  Dempspy 
and  Brennan  Contest.  Now  booking.  N.  R. 
Greathouse,   101   W.  45th  St.   Bry.   5741  .—Ad. 

— UJiM 



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Paramount  Makes  Some  Changes 

S.  R.  Kent  has  announced  the  fol- 
lowing appointments  in  the  Famous 
Players  sales  organization. 

J.  P.  Corbett,  formerly  branch  man- 
ager at  Dallas,  appointed  district 
manager  in  charge  of  the  Dallas  and 
Oklahoma  City  exchanges  of  South- 
ern Enterprises,  Inc. 

Leslie  Wilkes,  formerly  branch 
manager  at  Oklahoma  City,  succeeds 
Corbett  as  manager  at  Dallas. 

Thomas  H.  Bailey  is  appointed 
branch  manager  at  Oklahoma  City, 
succeeding  Wilkes. 

Herbert  I.  Krause,  formerly  tem- 
porarily in  charge  of  the  Boston,  ap- 
pointed branch  manager  at  Omaha, 
succeeding  Paul  J.  Swift,  who  will 
take   up   special  duties. 

Charles  G.  G.  Epperson  appointed 
branch  manager  at  Boston. 

These  appointments  take  effect  im- 

Scenes  in  New  Orleans 
Los  Angeles— Will  Rogers,  now 
working  in  "An  Unwilling  Hero"  un- 
der direction  of  Clarence  Badger. 
leaves  shortly  for  New  Orleans  where 
scenes  will  he  shot  for  the  produc- 

Newspaper  Opinions 

"Prisoners    of    Love"— Goldwyn 

WEKICAN— The    cast    is   adequate,   Miss 
Compson    chiefly    interesting    through    remem 
brance   of    her    work    in    "The    Miracle    Man. 
and    Ralph    Lewis   as    her    father,    dignified    in 
11s    devilment. 

WORLD  ■ —  *  *  *  who,  after  ap 
pearing  successfully  as  Rose  in  Thomas 
Meighan's  fine  picture,  "The  Miracle  Man, 
immediately  decided  she  was  out  of  place 
in  ordinary  parts  and  organized  her  own 
company,  became  the  head  of  it  and  pro 
duced   her  own   cinema  plays. 

TIMES— It  falls  in  the  category  of  so 
cial  drama,"  yet  it  is  genuinely  dramatic  and 
its  people  arc  such  as  one  meets  in  social 
life  It  is  full  of  "plot,"  it  even  has 
"punch."  *  *  *  This  plot,  treated  in  the 
usual  fashion,  would  be  just  usual.  But  play- 
ers director  and  cameramen  have  co-op 
era'ted  to  endow  it  with  life.  Every  mem 
her  of  the  cast  is  good,  and  the  best  of  all 
is    Betty    Compson    in    the    leading   role. 

HERALD — Betty  Compson  is  displayed  as 
a  star  newly  made  in  the  Capitol's  "Prison 
ers   of    Love."    *    *    *  ,  ,      t. 

POST — Betty  Compson,  whose  production 
this  is,  does  not  belie  the  promise  of  her 
work  in  "The  Miracle  Man."  The  subtler 
expressions  are  easily  within  her  repertoire 
though  perhaps  she  pursues  wmsomeness  by 
way   of  the   wry   smile  a   trifle   arduously. 

JOURNAL — The  picture  headlines  an  in 
teresting  bill.  *  *  *  Miss  Compson  deserves 
better  material. 

MAIL — The  picture  is  not  a  Miracle 
Man  "  but  it  provides  Miss  Compson  with 
copious  opportunities  for  displaying  her 
rights  to  stardom.  Many  a  poor  story  has 
been  redeemed  by  the  quality  of  its  inter- 
pretation and  this  is  the  case  with  '  Prison 
ers  of   Love." 

(Continued   on   Page   4) 

The  real  test  of  a  poster  is 
to  be  found  in  the  box  of- 
fice receipts  they  bring  in 
and  just  such  tests  have 
demonstrated  the 
RITCHEY    superiority. 



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Confidential  Secretary  of  Film  Ex 
ecutive    at    liberty.      Expert    stenog- 
rapher, educated,  thoroughly  convers- 
ant with  advertising  and  sales. 
Address  Miss  K,  Wid's  Daily,  Box  15 



Winding  Trail" 

LEADS  UP  and  ON 

Some  Pictures  That  Are 

Bringing  in  Big  Money 

It  Will  Pay  You  to  Watch  What  These  Productions  Are 

Doing   for   Others— They  Will   Do  the 

Same  for  You 


"  'Passion,'  one  of  the  most  elaborate  and  massive  pro- 
ductions yet  seen  on  the  screen,  opened  at  the  Brooklyn 
Strand  before  a  capacity  house.  Long  lines  of  patrons,  eager 
to  see  this  much-heralded  picture,  were  in  evidence  all  the 
day  prior  to  the  opening  to  secure  tickets  for  all  perform- 
ances. The  picture  is  the  biggest  thing  the  Strand  had 
ever  shown." — Brooklyn  Citizen. 

GO    AND    GET    IT 

"This  is  without  doubt  the  most  interesting  picture  I 
have  shown  in  my  ten  years'  experience  in  moving  pictures. 
It  is  full  of  action  from  start  to  finish.  The  story  is  excel- 
lent and  all  parts  well  played.  Congratulations  to  Marshall 
Neilan." — James  A.  Estridge,  Gastonian  Theatre,  Gastonia, 
N.  C. 


"Supremely  great  acting  is  done  by  Lionel  Barrymore 
and  his  beautiful  wife.  The  action  lives  and  has  breath  be- 
cause common  things  are  stirred  and  swept  by  love,  pas- 
sion, violence,  universal  human  elements,  the  quality  that 
enters  into  masterpieces."— Chicago  Daily  News. 


"This  sure  is  a  whale  of  a  picture.  Teachers  in  the  pub- 
lic schools  took  unprecedented  action  in  urging  all  pupils 
to  go  and  see  it.  It  smashed  all  records." — H.  A.  Schwahn,! 
Eau  Claire,  Wis. 


"It  portrays  the  freshness  and  sweetness  of  life — a  beau- 
tiful, human  photoplay,  entirely  different  from  the  conven- 
tional types."— Los  Angeles  Evening  Express. 


"There  is  not  a  dull  nor  a  tiresome  action  in  the  entin 
laugh  producer.  The  action  is  rapid  fire,  making  a  hilarious 
whole.  Well  built,  excellently  directed  and  cast — a  treat.' 
— Los  Angeles  Record. 

First  National  Attractions 
tjhorell  be  a  Franchise  emyMtherg 

"he  Motion  Picture  Industry  will  save  250,000  Children  from  Starvation 



Daily  Doings  of  Hoover's  Doers 

Official  Organ  of  the  Greater  New  York  Motion  Picture  Committee   of  the    European   Relief  Council 

dited  by  the  A.  M.  P.  A.  Publicity  Committee. 

Printed  and  Published  by  Courtesy  of  Wid's  Daily 




in  co-operation  with 




Room  305  Capitol  Theatre 

Circle  4411 

Circle  4412 

C.  L.   Yearsley,  Chairman 


ar  Appearances: 

Bert  Adler,  Chairman 

Nils  Granlund 

Nat  Rothstein 

Maury  Meyers 


Julian  Solomon 
ade  Papers: 

Lesley  Mason 
eas.  and  Slides: 

Thos.  A.  Wiley 
lily  Press: 

Fred  Schaefer 

What's  Doing 

Wednesday,  Jan.  26 

Motion  Picture  Day— everywhere. 
ie  theaters  will  present  the  cause 
■ough  speakers,  slides  and  other  an- 
uncements  to  their  audiences — the 
iy  and  the  wherefore  of  the  motion 
.ture  participation.  At  the  perform- 
:es  on  this  day  there  will  be  a  sale 
the  theaters  of  tickets  to  the  chil- 
d's matiness  of  the  Saturday  fol- 
ding, January  29. 

January  29 
This  is  children's  matinee  day.   The 

formances  will  be  at  all  the  thea- 
s  at  10  A.   M.  and  admission  will 

by  tickets  sold  outside  during  the 
ek  or  within  the  theater  during  the 
)tion  Picture  Day  observance. 

Today's  "Thank  Yous' 

Arthur  McNamee,  page  boy,  Cap- 
bl  Theater — for  hustling  messages. 

j.  P.  Muller— for  $250  cash  dona- 
|n  to  A.  M.  P.  A.  expenses  on  drive. 
I'.  Beahrens  and  Tom  Wiley — for 

Miss  Mack  of  Capitol  Theater — 
E'  sharing  her  office  with  the  A.  M. 
I  A.  publicity  committee. 

Dorothy  Phillips — as  first  stjtjr  to 
v.unteer  (she  just  happened  to  be 
f'.nd  first.  Every  star  will  be  with 
u  We'll  thank  them  as  we  get  their 
Qcial  acceptances.) 

Miss  Helen  Davis — for  lots  of  help 
t  publicity  men. 

This  Is  How  We  Do  It 

The  motion  picture  industry  has  jumped  in  to  help  the  hun- 
gering children  ol  Central  and  Eastern  Europe  in  a  manner  to 
do  credit  to  itself.  Herbert  Hoover  obtained  immediate  co-op- 
eration when  the  industry  pledged  itself  to  raise  $2,500,000  of 
the  country's  quota.  To  make  good  this  effort,  the  film  trade 
organized  itself  almost  overnight  for  the  drive  and  began  func- 
tioning. The  point  of  this  is  that  the  motion  picture  people  are 
really  leading  instead  of  being  led.  Their  resources  are  not 
being  used  by  others,  but  by  themselves,  toward  the  common 
end.  They  are  directing  their  own  campaign  through  the  sev- 
enty-two regional  directors  named  by  Mr,  Hoover.  They  are 
financing  their  own  outlay  and  will  return  a  net  fund  as  their 
contributoin  to  the  country's  total,  without  obligation  to  anyone 
outside  and  without  a  penny  of  profit  to  anyone  within  the 

The  Theatre  Pledge 

Name  of  Theatre   


Seating   Capacity Phone 

Owner  or   Responsible   Manager 

Name  of  person  to  be  communicated  with  in  connection  with  this 


Realizing  the  great  need  of  the  work  done  by  the  Hoover  European 
Relief  Council  and  with  the  understanding  that  every  dollar  collected 
will  go  directly  for  relief  and  that  Every  Ten  Dollars  Will  Save  the 
Life  of  a  Starving  Child, 

I  Hereby  Pledge  Myself,  my  efforts  and  facilities  to  the  great  hu- 
manitarian work. 
I  hereby  agree  to  permit  a  speaker  of  the  Hoover  Relief  Council  to 

address  my   audiences   on   Wednesday,   January   26,   at 

P.   M.  and P.   M.   to  outline  the  object  and  plans  of  the 


I  agree  to  give  a  special  children's  performance  on  Saturday  morn- 
ing at  10  A.  M.,  January  29th,  at  which  I  will  accept  only  tickets  sold 
by  your  committee  for  that  performance  or  such  additional  tickets 
as  I  may  be  able  to  sell. 
In  addition  to  the  above,  I  also  agree  to  permit  your  committee  to 

sell admission   tickets   at c   which   shall   be 

good  any  afternoon  except  Saturdays,  Sundays  or  Holidays  until 
April  1,  1921. 


Pledge  Cards 

Mr.  Leo  Brecher's  committee  has 
mailed  to  each  theater  in  Greater 
New  York  a  blank  pledge  card  which 
the  theater  owner  is  to  return  with 
his  agreement  to  carry  out  the  plans 
of  January  26  and  January  29.  Upon 
the  receipt  of  the  cards  at  headquar- 
ters, volunteer  workers  from  the  La- 
dies' Committee  will  be  assigned  to 
the  theaters.  A  district  supervisor 
will  follow  up  the  theaters  in  his  dis- 
trict to  see  that  the  co-operation  of 
theaters  and  committee  works 

Committee  Call 
Chairman  S.  L.  Rothafel  wishes  all 
members  of  the  Greater  New  York 
Committee  to  meet  with  him  at  the 
Capitol  Theater  Wednesday  at  noon. 
Important  business  is  scheduled. 

Speakers  Solicited 
Chairman  Jerome  A.  Meyers  of 
the  Speakers'  Committee  hsa  queried 
5,000  speakers  by  mail  for  service  in 
Greater  New  York  theaters  on  Jan- 
uary 26. 

European  Relief  Council,  Motion  Pic- 
ture Committee,  Greater  New  York 

Executive:  S.  L.  Rothafel,  Ch, 
Capitol  Theater,  Bdwy.  at  51st  St., 
Circle  5500;  William  Brandt,  Carlton 
Theater,  229  Flatbush  Ave.,  Brook- 
lyn, N.  Y.,  Sterling  1546;  Leo  Brech- 
er,  Plaza  Theater,  59th  St.  and  Mad- 
ison Ave.,  6700  Plaza;  H.  D.  Burrell, 
E.  R.  C,  14  Wall  St.,  2404  Rector; 
Sydney  Cohen,  Fitzgerald  Bldg.,  1482 
Broadway,  Bryant  2786;  H.  G.  Ein- 
stein, 25  Broad  St.,  4515  Broad;  Wil- 
liam Fox,  Fox  Film,  Inc.,  10th  Ave 
and  55th  St.,  Circle  6800;  Mrs.  Julia 
Foerster,  1639  Broadway,  Circle  4411; 
Marcus  Loew,  1493  Broadway,  Bry- 
ant 2900;  John  Manheimer,  215  Mon- 
tague St.,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  3721 
Main;  Irwin  Mills,  286  5th  Ave 
Longacre  4519;  B.  S.  Moss,  1564 
Broadway,  9200  Bryant;  Jerome  My- 
ers, 122  W.  49th  St.,  Bryant  8770; 
Charles  O'Reilly,  Fitzgerald  Bldg., 
1482  Broadway,  Bryant  2786;  Charles 
Pettijohn,  Selznick  Pictures  Corp. 
729  7th  Ave.,  7340  Bryant;  Hugo 
Riesenfeld,  Rivoli  Theater,  1620 
Bway.,  Circle  0100;  Rudy  Sanders, 
Marathon  Theater,  188  Prospect  Pk 
West,  Brooklyn,  South  4782;  Max 
Spiegel,  1579  Broadway,  7408  Bry- 
ant; Charles  Steiner,  New  14th  St 
Theater,  235  E.  14th  St.,  Stuy.  4054;' 
Mr.  Stetson,  42  Broadway,  7210 
Broad;  Manny  Strauss,  42  Broadway 
7210  Broad;  John  White,  1077  South- 
er Blvd-.  Art  Theater,  Intervale 
I4U2;  John  Wittman,  Art  Theater, 
1077  Southern  Blvd.,  Intervale  1402! 
Entertainment  and  Music-  Dr 
Hugo  Riesenfeld,  Ch.,  Rialto,  Bryant 
1406;  Carl  Eduarde,  Strand,  Bryant 
f53n,™  Flfd  Stahlberg,  Rivoli,  Cir- 
cle 0100;  Victor  Wagner,  Criterion, 
Bryant,  2240;  Josiah  Zuro,  Rialto, 
Bryant  1406. 

Advisory:      Mr.    Baker,    42    Broad- 

W^'  l210   Broad'    Mr-    Stetson,   Mr. 
O  Keilly. 

?,ilv\?n$  Co-operative:  J.  E.  Chad- 
wick,  N.  Y.  Film  Club,  130  E.  46th 
St.,  Bryant  4200;  H.  H.  Buxbaum, 
Famous  Players,  485  5th  Ave.,  Mur- 
ray Hill  8500. 

Finance:  Mr.  Steiner,  Ch.;  Manny 
Strauss,  William  Fox,  Marcus  Loew, 
B.  S.  Moss,  Nicholas  Schenck,  1493 
Broadway,  Bryant  2,900,  Joseph 
?nnnUck;'  ,1403  Br°adway,  Bryant 
2,900;  Jack  Loeb;  1531  Broadway 
Bryant  1938.  y' 

Follow  Up:     Mr.  Einstein. 

Point  of  Contact  with  Mr.  Hoover- 
Mr.  Stetson. 

Slides:  Mr.  Beahrens,  Beahrens 
Supply  Co.,  729  7th  Ave.,  Bryant  7843 

Speakers:  Mr.  Jerome  A.  Myers, 

Theater:     Leo  Brecher,  Ch. 
Ticket:    William  Brandt,  Ch. 
Transportation:   Joseph  Seider,  729 
7th  Ave. 



Tuesday,  January  18,  1921(1 

Newspaper  Opinions 

(Continued    from    Page    2) 
T£]  EGRAM— "Prisoners   of    Love      is  by 
Catherine    Henry   ami    is   a   strongly    dramatic 
story     which   gives    Miss    Compson   an   oppor- 
tunity   to    do    even    more    striking    work    than 

she  did   in   "The  Miracle   Man."    *  • 

Dailv     News,     Tribune,     Globe,     Sun     and 
Evening    World  made  no   comment. 

"The    Devil"— Asso.    Exhib. 

AMERICAN — The  splendidly  psycholog- 
ical story  had  more  difficulty  in  emerging 
from  the  screen  than  it  did  from  the  spoken 

DAILY  NEWS — Top  hatted  Satan  does 
foul    deeds    in    Strand    movie. 

WORLD — *  *  *  Provides  a  good  actor  an 
opportunity  to  portray  real  talent,  but  it 
fails  to  be  a  high  class  film  play,  taken  as 
a   whole. 

TIMES — The  joy  in  the  screen  version  of 
"The  Devil"  *  *  *  is  in  the  acting  of  George 
Arliss,  one  of  the  latest  and  most  valuable 
acquisitions  of  the  screen.  *  *  *  But  as  a 
photoplay   "The   Devil"  doesn't  score  heavily. 

HERALD — George  Arliss  in  thrilling 
screen  version  of   "The   Devil." 

POST — He  expressed,  when  he  initiated 
his    cinema    career,    the    fear    that    he    might 

not   have   a    "screen   face."  *    for   he   en- 

larges  his    grimaces    past    the   point    of    regis- 

GLOBE — It  will  be  an  exceedingly  pop- 
ular film,  for  the  devil  Calas)  is  always  so 
interesting,  and  Mr.  Arliss  has  transferred 
his  characterization  with  amazing  skill  from 
stage   to    screen. 

SUN — This  picture  is  a  most  auspicious 
omen  for  his  future  success.   *  The  pro- 

ducers have  given  the  photoplay  a  most  sump- 
tuous and  elaborate  mounting  *   *   *. 

JOURNAL — Melodramatic  as  the  picture 
lias  grown  in  portions  in  its  trip  from  the 
stage,  the  splendid  skill  of  Mr.  Arliss  in  the 
role  of  the  doctor  makes  the  offering  notable. 

TELEGRAM — His  gestures  are  illuminat- 
ing, his  facial  expression  is  remarkable. 
Mr.  Arliss  may  be  counted  as  one  of  our 
best    character   actors   before    the    camera. 

Tribune.     Mail    and     Evening    World    made 
no   comment. 

"Paying  the   Piper"— F.   P.-L. 

TRIBUNE— Miss  Dickson  is  not  starred, 
but  if  any  one  has  a  right  to  be  certainly 
she  has.  for  she  dominates  the  production  to 
such  an  extent  that  you  don't  think  much 
about  any  one  else  while  she  is  on  the  screen. 

AMERICAN— The  plot  is  as  thin  as  last 
year's  silk  shirt.  *  *  *  Alma  Tell's  screen- 
(Continued    on    Page    6) 


Announces    In    Course  of  Preparation 



Starring  Pauline  Frederick 


A  Warning  to  the  Profession 

Rumors  have  reached  this  office  that  several  persons  have  been  soliciting  pay- 
ments from  actors,  directors  and  publicity  men  for  insertion  of  scenes  of  stars 
in   Screen  Snapshots. 

We  have  instructed  our  attorneys  to  prosecute  immediately  any  person  or 
persons  soliciting  moneys  on  account  of  Screen  Snapshots  or  misrepresenting 
themselves   as   agents   thereof. 

We  will  appreciate  any  information  you  will  send  to  us  with  regard  to  any 
misrepresentation  made  by  any  unauthorized  person  or  persons  soliciting  scenes 
to  be  included  in  the  issues  of  Screen   Snapshots. 

As  this  is  the  only  release  of  its  kind  we  want  every  one  in  the  profession  to 
be  wary  ot  any  person  saying  that  he  is  authorized  to  take  scenes  to  be  used  in 
this  photoplay  novelty  unless  he  carries  an  authorization  signed  by  this  company. 

Screen  Snapshots,  Inc. 

1600  Broadway. 

The  words 




are  stenciled  in  the  film 
margin  so  that  all  East- 
man Film  may  be  in- 
stantly identified. 


for  the  Future 



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New  York  City 

A  combination  already  com- 
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independent  exchanges,  with 
distributing  offices  in  thirty- 
one  principal  cities  of  the 
United  States  and  Canada  in 
affiliation  with 

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esday,  January  18,  1921 





J.  Joseph  Sameth 



o'  the  Range 


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Barnstyn   Buys   Borneo   Film 

Frederick  Burlingham  stated  yes- 
terday that  his  "Wild  Men  of  Bor- 
neo," taken  in  the  interior  jungles  of 
that  tropical  Island,  has  been  made 
into  a  five  reeler. 

The  Holland  rights  have  just  been 
sold  to  J.  C.  Barnstyn,  of  the  British 
and  Continental  Trading  Co.  A  deal 
covering  the  entire  foreign  market 
has  been  consummated,  details  of 
which  were  not  available  yesterday. 

Two    New    Pathe    Serials 

Two  new  Pathe  serial  pictures  have 
been  completed,  "The  Avenging  Ar- 
row," in  which  Ruth  Roland  is  star. 
and  "The  Yellow  Arm,"  in  which 
Juanita  Hansen  is  star. 



We  still  have  some  territory 
open  on  high  class  one  and  nvv. 
reel  subjects. 



Phone  61104       730  So.  Olive  St. 
Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

T.  E.  Hancock      John  J.  Hayes 


&  i.  the  Doiti£ 



Paul  Schof  ield 

Free  Lance 
Adaptations : :  Editing 


"Rose  of  Nome"— Fox  (West 

"Smilin'  All  the  Way"— David  But- 

"Girls  Don't  Gamble"— David  But- 

"Tiger's  Coat"—  Hodkinson— All- 

"Just  Pals"— Fox  (West  Coast). 


"The  Quarry"— Meighan— Famous 

Hollywood,  Calif. 


Tuesday,  January  18,  192 

Ruth  Roland  Here 

Ruth  Roland  is  in  New  York  on| 

"One  false  move,  my  dear,  and  it  will  go  hard  with  you,  your  brother  and 
the  visitor!"  Scene  from  the  Benj.  h.  Hampton  Prod.,  "The  Killer,"  dis- 
tributed by  Pathe. — Advt.  

Newspaper  Opinions 

(Continued  from  Page  4) 
deportment  has  greatly  improved  as  to  morals, 
and  she  is  the  usual  delight  to  the  eyes,  while 
Rod  La  Roque  Reginald  Denny  and  George 
Fawcett  take  excellent  care  of  the  masculine 
interest   in    the   film. 

WORLD —  *  *  *  George  Fitzmaurice  again 
makes  evident  his  ability  at  producing  beau- 
tiful settings,  proper  poses  and  alluring  scenes. 
But  the  picture  has  little  interest.  It  is 
built  upon  a  thin  and  roughly  prepared  story 
written  by  Ouida  Bergere,  Fitzmauriee's 

HERALD— Alma  Tell  looks  quite  well- 
Rod  La  Roque's  the  main  swell,  but  Miss 
Bergere's  smart  folk  act  like  bison ; 
let's  hope  that  this  picture  will  make  idlers 
quell    *    *    *. 

GLOBE—*  *  *  is  admirably  fitted  to  the 
Fitzmaurice  direction  of  which  this  picture 
is   one   of  the  best   examples. 

SUN — *  *  *  bound  to  satisfy  the  most 
discriminating   taste. 

JOURNAL — It  is  a  pretty  romance,  told 
with  an  absence  of  Mr.  Fitzmauriee's  tend- 
ency to  French  pastry-sort-of-sincerity.  The 
production  is  elaborate  and  full  of  gorgeous 
and  alluring  surprises  in  the  way  of  back- 

MAIL — As  it  is,  however,  with  an  excel 
lent  start  it  develops  into  a  weak  double 
clinch  at  the  final  fadeout.  With  the  stage 
set  for  a  powerful  tragedy,  everything  works 
itself  out  to  a  sentimental  and  joyous  conclu- 
sion,  which  leaves  one  dissatisfied. 

TELEGRAM — *  *  *  this  photoplay  is 
rich  in  settings  and  reveals  amazing  skill  in 
photography.  The  lighting  effects  are  among 
the  finest  seen  in  New  York  this  year.  In 
addition  to  these  features  "Paying  the  Piper" 
has   a   story    that   holds   the   attention. 

Daily  News,  Times,  Post  &  Evening  World 
made  no  comment. 

Levey   Showing   Today 

The  first  three  episodes  of  "A  Mod- 
ern Alladin,"  the  film  dealing  with 
electricity  which  is  being  made  by 
the  Harry  Levey  Service  Corp.,  will 
be  shown  at  five  o'clock  today  in  the 
offices  of  the  Westinghouse  Electric 
Co.,   165  Broadway. 

"Outside  the  Law" — Universal 

TRIBUNE — Those  who  like  crook  melo- 
drama with  scenes  in  Chinatown  are  certainly 
going  to  like  "Outside  the  Law,"  for  it  is 
much  bigger  than  anything  of  the  kind  we 
have   seen. 

AMERICAN — The  character  work  is  very 
good  as  a  whole.  Lon  Chaney  is  a  vicious 
villain  and  doubling  as  a  Chinaman  does 
equally  well.  *  *  *  The  action  scenes  form 
the  best  part  of  the  show.  The  appeal  of 
the  whole  play  is  to  the  eye  rather  than  to 
the  mind.  Perhaps  it  will  go  big  for  just 
that   reason. 

DAILY  NEWS — Lon  Chaney's  vivid  por- 
trayal of  this  evil  spirit  is  made  the  more  re- 
markable since  in  the  same  film  he  also  plays 
the  role  of  a  good  Chinese  servant.  For 
facial  expression  he  is  unequaled  on  the 

WORLD — The  showing  of  this  production 

Bloom    May    Build 

Sol  Bloom  has  leased  for  a  long 
term  of  years  the  Astoria  Casino, 
Broadway  and  Steinway  Aves.,  As- 
toria. The  plot  which  is  200  by  1200 
ft.  may  be  the  site  of  a  one-floor  the- 
ater. If  plans  go  through,  stores  will 
be  built  in   conjunction  with   it. 

in  so  many  houses  simultaneously  marks  a 
new  exhibiting  step  in  film  plays,  and  the 
results  obtained  warrant  the  belief  that  in 
future  the  larger  productions  will  be  given 
like    showings. 

HERALD — Miss  Dean  looks  quite  fine, 
and  her  acting  can  shine :  Lon  Chaney's  a 
prize  as  the  vulture ;  there's  a  gem  theft  well 
turned,  the  tale  hews  to  the  line,  though  it 
will   not   o'erburden   your  culture. 

SUN — *  *  *  is  one  of  the  best  underworld 
pictures  shown  here  in  a  long  time  *       *. 

Times,  Post,  Daily  News.  Globe,  Journal 
and  Evening  World  made  no  comment. 

"Something  Different"— Realart 

TRIBUNE— There  is  nothing  very  dif- 
ferent in  this  picture.  It  is  like  hundreds  of 
others — pleasant,  well  acted  and  well  directed. 

AMERICAN — Here  is  a  play  in  which  the 
story  is  the  thing,  and  a  very  good  story  it  is. 
with  Constance  Binney  as  a  wholesomely  at- 
tractive  heroine. 

WORLD—*  *  *  so  different  from  Miss 
Binney's  usual  pretty  parts  that  all  her 
friends  will  advise  her  to  leave  off  such  at- 
tempts at  originality  and  get  back  to  plain 

HERALD — The  bright  Constance  Binney 
would  make  a  horse  whinny  as  a  girl  who 
seeks    some   new   sensation    *    '     *. 

SUN — The  photoplay  is  one  of  effervescing 
romance  to  which  Miss  Rinney  lends  her 
unique  charm,  although  it  was  somewhat 
marred   by    her   cold   aloofness. 

MAIL — There  is  a  freshness  about  it,  an 
absence  of  the  trite,  and  such  pleasing  union 
of  humor  and  drama  combined  with  rapidity 
of  action  and  unusually  clever  subtitles,  that 
the   entire   picture   is   a   joy. 

TELEGRAM — It   is  a  refreshing  light  and 
well-knit   little   photoplay   *        *. 
Daily   News,   Times,   Post,  Globe,  Journal  and 
Evening  World  made  no  comment. 

New   One  for   Barker 

Los  Angeles — Reginald  Barker  \ 
shortly    complete    "Snow    Blind," 
which  scenes  were  shot,  as  noted,  J 
Banff,  and  will  next  make  "The  (j 
Nest,"  by  Rupert   Hughes. | 



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j  Says   Hiram   Abrams — On  Coast 
Looking   Over  Production  for 
United  Artists'  Release 
(Special  to   WID'S  DAILY) 
Los      Angeles  —  Hiram      Abrams 
tes   that   so   far   as   United   Artists 
e   concerned   there   would   never   be 
y  amalgamation  with  any  other  or- 
nization.      Abrams    further     added 
at  for  a  combination  to  take  place 
)uld    mean    the    undoing    of    every- 
ing  for  which  United  Artists   have 
en    striving:    to    keep    independent. 
:  was  quite  emphatic  in  stating  this 
d  said   he  wished   that  point  made 
ar  to  everyone  concerned. 
Ahrams  has  been  busy  the  past  few 
ys  looking  over  productions  that  he 
pes    will    be    favorable    for    United 
tists'   distribution. 

Custer  Here;  After  Films 

R.  Custer  of  the  Southern  Film 

•(change  of  Charleston,   W.    Va.,   is 

New  York  for  a  few  days.     He  is 

king    for    material    for    the    West 

ACginia    territory.      Stopping   at    the 

KV.  A. 

jJarfield    Film    for    State    Rights 

derman  J.  Garfield  has  decided  to 
"The  Parish  Priest"  through  in- 
Ijendent  exchanges.  The  picture 
tt  its  first  showing  at  the  opening 
(the  Capitol  in  Wilkes-Barre,  Pa. 

Taylor  Here  from  London 
Ipnn  H.  Taylor,  managing  director 
n-creen-Art,  Ltd.,  arrived  in  New 
Ilk  yesterday  from  London,  two 
its  late  because  of  stormy  weather. 
teen-Art,  Ltd.,  represent  in  Britain 
Mow  Film,  Reginald  Warde,  Inc., 
«  others. 

AbboV^nl^  shiP'   love    comes    to    Na"« 

.A™tl7     e  an£ ,a  marriage  of  soul.     Then  bitter  remorse  and  change  of 

ignola  and   Party   Near   Death 

'obert  G.  Vignola  and  his  com- 
>j  now  in  the  Bahamas  filming  ex- 
>!>rs  for  "Redemption  Cove,"  es- 
ifd  death  when  a  promontory  up- 
'khich  they  were  working  col- 
jf d  and  slid  into  the  sea,  accord- 
Bto  advices  received  in  New  York 

Stanley's  35th 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
iladelphia— The  Harrowgate,  in 
east  Philadelphia,  constructed 
?w  Pizer  and  his  associates,  has, 
ie  eve  of  its  completion,  been 
iased  by  the  Stanley  Co.  of 
■ica  for  $160,000.  The  house  will 
»00,  and  is  the  35th  to  be  added 
Stanley    fold    within   the   city 

Six  Reels  the  Limit 

Theater    Owners    Chamber   of   Com- 
merce Against  Longer  Films— 
On  Record,  Too 

The  Theaters  Owners  Chamber  of 
Commerce  at  a  regular  meeting  yes- 
terday went  on  record  as  opposing 
features  exceeding  six  reels  in  length. 

The  exhibitors  took  this  attitude 
for  a  number  of  reasons,  the  foremost 
being  that  a  longer  film  broke  up 
schedules,  limited  the  number  of 
shows  an  exhibitor  could  hold  a  day, 
cost  more  for  rentals  and  put  the 
producer  to  an  increased  manufactur- 
ing cost  for  which  he  does  not  re- 
ceive suitable  financial  returns  com- 
paratively speaking. 

It  was  further  stated  that  in 
houses  where  vaudeville  was  shown. 
a  film  longer  than  six  reels  could 
never  be  shown  because  it  played 
havoc  with  schedules  and  showings. 

A  committee  was  appointed  to 
select  a  suitable  gift  for  Harry  Reich- 
enbach,  in  appreciation  of  his  work 
at  the  recent  ball  which  was  a  suc- 
cess,    financially     to     the     extent     of 

Rogers  Resigns 

Leaves  Selznick  Where  He  Was  Di- 
rector of  Sales — Going  in  Busi- 
ness for  Himself 

Charles  R.  Rogers,  director  of  sales 
for  the  Selznick  Enterprises,  has  re- 
signed, effective  almost  immediately. 
He  will  go  into  business  for  himself. 

Rogers  has  long  been  identified 
with  the  Selznick  organization  and 
has  been  sales  manager  for  several 

It  is  understood  that  Roger's  suc- 
cessor will  be  a  man  from  the  ranks 
of  the  Selznick  field  force. 

$2,597  in  One  Day 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chicago— The  Randolph  theater 
playing  "The  Kid"  did  a  Sunday  bus- 
iness of  $2,597  and  in  an  S00  seat 
house,  too.  This  is  the  best  record 
at  that  theater  since  1878.  The 
weather  on  Sunday  was  at  the  zero 

Three  More  Signed 

To  Write  Originals  for  Famous  Play- 
ers— Some   Notable  Works  to 
be  Filmed 

Famous  Players  yesterday  an- 
nounced three  notable  additions  to 
the  list  of  authors  who  would  write 
stories  direct  for  the  screen  and  Par- 
amount picturization.  The  authors 
are  Edward  Sheldon,  Samuel  Mer- 
win  and  Harvey  O'Higgins. 

In  connection  with  this  announce- 
ment, Jesse  L.  Lasky  outlined  some 
of  the  future  production  plans  of  the 
company.  He  stated  that  "Peter 
Pan"  would  be  filmed  in  England 
under  direct  supervision  of  Sir  James 
Barrie,  the  author.  Slated  for  early 
production  are  "The  Wanderer,"  one 
of  the  Morris  Gest  spectacles  which 
will  be  made  in  the  Long  Island 
studios  and  "Montmartre,"  which  will 
also  be  made  in  the  east. 

What  will  be  a  special  production 
to  (be  made  by  George  Fitzmaurice 
is  "Experience"  by  George  V.  Hob- 
art.  "Laurels  and  the  Lady"  by 
Leonard  Merrick  will  be  made  into 
a  Cecil  DeMille  production,  it  was 

(Continued  on   Page  2) 

F.  P.  Buys  "Life" 

Famous  Players  announces  in  an 
advertisement  appearing  elsewhere  in 
this  issue  that  it  will  distribute 
"Life,"  the  melodrama  produced  by 
William   A.   Brady. 

The  picture  is  scheduled  for  re- 
lease in  July. 

Slated  for  Washington   Run 
(Special  to   WID'S  DAILY) 
Washington — "Way    Down     East" 
is  scheduled  to  open  for  an  indefinite 
engagement  at  Poli's  on  Jan.  31. 

The  Export  Situation 

WID'S  DAILY  today  pub- 
lishes interviews  with  Arthur 
Ziehm,  Ben  Blumenthal  and 
Max  Glucksmann,  all  of  them 
well  known  in  the  export  field. 
They  give  their  ideas  of  the 
status  of  the  foreign  market 
and  also  a  resume  of  what  each, 
individually,  has  done  in  re- 
cent months  in  fore:gn  fields: 
Ziehm  in  Western  Europe, 
Blumenthal  in  Central  Europe 
and  Glucksmann  in  South 
America.  The  feature  will  be 
found  on  page  6,  this  issue. 



imnwHii—  mam •v->  mom 

Wednesday,  January   19,   1921 

j  —   -  -  -^— r 

Coast  Brevities 

(Special   to  WID'S   DAILY) 
Hollywood— Olga  Linck  Scholl,  the 
author  of  "Man,  Woman,  Marriage," 
has   returned  from  New  York. 

Vol.  XV  Ho  17     Wed.  Jan.  19, 1921     Price  5  Cents 

l    Wid'»  Film  and  Film  Folk», 

!nd f 'Editor?  J.    W.    Alicoate,    Secretary   and 

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'r,«tnNw   York,   $10.00   one  year      6 

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Wilfred  Buckland  assisted  Allan 
Dwan  in  "The  Perfect  Crime,"  just 
completed  at  the  Hollywood  studios. 
This  was  Buckland's  initial  fling  at 

May  Allison  and  20  members  of 
her  company  have  gone  to  Truckee 
to     obtain     snow     scenes     for     "Big 


Fred  Leroy  Granville's  first  pro- 
duction as  a  Universal  director  will 
be  "The  Girl  and  the  Goose,"  star- 
ring Eva  Novak.  Granville  has  just 
returned  from  England,  where  he  di- 
rected Peggy  Hyland  for  the  Sam- 
uelson  Film  Co. 


Milburn  Moranti  has  resumed  the 
production  of  his  series  of  one  reel 


Bid.  Asked.  Sale 

Famous  Players   ..   54        55^     55% 

do    pfd 80        81g     81  §* 

♦Goldwyn    4#       554 

>.  W.  Griffith,  1^..    ....Not  quoted 

T  npw's  Inc  ...  17  \7n  17% 
THangle1    :: 7/16    7/16     7/16 

vorld  Film   Not  quoted 

♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Grainger  Due  Tomorrow 

Ed    C.  Grainger,  King  Vidor  s  rep- 
resentative in  the  east  is  due  in  New, 
York  from  the  coast  tomorrow.     He 
has    been    at    the    studio    lor    seven 

Bushmint   Co.   Formed 

Chicago— Paul  Bush,  well  known 
here  has  formed  the  Bushmint  Co., 
with'  offices  at  207  S.  Wabash  Ave 
to  'upply  exhibitors  with  music  of 
every  description  for  their  shows  He 
is  handling  the  service  of  the  Syn- 
chronized Scenario  Music  Co.,  with 
which  M.  J.  Mintz  is  now  connected. 

Ruffner  Now  in  Winnipeg 

Toronto— Ralph  Ruffner,  famous 
[or  his  "Ruff  Stuff,"  will  be  the  man- 
ager of  the  new  Famous  Players  the- 
ater  in   Winnipeg.  . 

John  Wenger  of  the  Capitol,  New 
York,  is  designing  stage  settings  for 
that  theater  as  well  as  those  in  Van- 
couver  and  Montreal.  H.  M.  Thomas, 
director  of  the  entire  string,  leaves 
for  Winnipeg  on  Sunday  to  arrange 
for  the  opening  of  the  theater  there 
on  Feb.  12.  The  Montreal  house 
opens  on  March  14.       

When  Gladys  Walton  finishes  her 
current  feature,  "The  Bobbed  Squab" 
she  will  do  "A  Kentucky  Cinderella," 
by  F.  Hopkinson  Smith. 

Universal  announces  the  purchase 
of  rights  to  "The  Opened  Shutters," 
the  book  by  Clara  Louise  Burnham, 
to  be  used  as  a  vehicle  for  Edith  Rob- 


Want  Censors  S 

Bill  Introduced  in  Minnesota  Legisla- 
ture— Patterned    After    Penn. 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Minneapolis— A  bill  is  being  pre- 
sented to  the  Minnesota  legislature 
sponsored  by  700  women  of  Lesueur 
County,  providing  for  censorship  of 
a  drastic  sort. 

The  bill  provides  for  an  arbitrary 
censorship  of  films,  slides  and  stere- 
optican  views  at  the  expense  of  the 
state  administration.  It  is  figured 
that  this  would  cost  the  state  $74,000 
a  year.  The  bill  provides  for  a  cen- 
or  board  with  three  members,  each  to 
receive  a  yearly  salary  of  $3,000  and 
for  a  staff  of  assistants  numbering  21, 
these  to  be  appointed  by  the  governor. 
The  measure  provides  for  a  fee  of  $2 
for  each  1,000  ft.  of  film  reviewed  or 
for  films  of  less  than  that  length. 

It  is  practically  a  copy  of  the  Pen- 
nsylvania censorship  bill  with  more 
rigid  provisions.  Another  measure,  a 
copy  of  the  bill  introduced  two  years 
ago  is  also  pending.  This  was  intro- 
duced by  a  man  named  Peterson  of 

Selling  Negative  Rights 

The  Picture  Art  Sales  Corp.,  whic 
is  handling  a  number  of  Univers; 
reissues,  states  that  it  is  not  sellic 
state  rights  on  the  pictures,  but 
selling  the  negative  rights  for  tl 
entire  world. 

Banishing  Dull  Care 
Ray  Long  and  Julian  Johnson  ha: 
left  New  York  to  join  James  Oliv 
Curwood  in  a  hunting  and  fishing  e 
pedition  into  the  frozen  wilds 
Northern  Michigan.  Curwood  plan; 
ed  the  jaunt  as  a  respite  from  wa: 
on  his  next  special,  "The  Goldj 
Snare,"  now  being  shot. 

Jack  Cohn  wishes  to  announce  t) 
Arthur    D.    V.     Storey,     Bernard 
Arons  and  J.  R.  Foster  are  no  Ion; 
connected     with     the     Screen     Sn 
shots  Co. 

Three  More  Signed 

(Continued  from  Page  1) 
Final  editing  stages  on  "Ladies 
Must  Live,"  a  George  Loane  Tucker 
production  have  been  reached.  This 
production  has  been  in  the  various 
stages  of  production  and  assembling 
for  almost  two  years. 

A  long  list  of  works  that  are  avail- 
able for  Paramount  pieturization  was 
issued  among  the  more  important 
being:  "Peter  Ibbetson,"  "Is  Mat- 
rimony a  Failure?"  by  Leo  Ditrich- 
stein;  "Bella  Donna,"  by  Robert 
i  lichens;  "The  Vendetta,"  by  Marie 
Corelli,"  which  will  be  made  as  a 
Cosmopolitan  Prod.;  "The  Conquest 
of  Canaan,"  by  Booth  Tarkington; 
"Cappv  Ricks,"  by  Peter  B.  Kyne; 
and  "Good  for  the  Soul"  by  Mar- 
garet Deland  which  will  be  produced 
bv  Cecil  DeMille. 

"U"  Fire  Involves  $100,000  Loss 

Universal  sustained  a  loss  by  fire 
yesterday  of  $100,000  when  a  build- 
ing at  42nd  St.  and  Ave.  E.,  Bayonne, 
N.  T.,  was  destroyed  by  fire. 

The  company  used  about  a  fourth 
of  the  structure  to  house  old  films. 
The  Cellofilm  Co.,  occupied  part  of 
it  and  it  was  in  these  quarters 
that  the  fire  is  supposed  to  have  orig- 
inated. The  M.  P.  Realty  Co.,  was 
the  owner  of  the  building,  having 
bought  it  from  Universal  several 
years  ago.  This  was  the  building  in 
which  David  Horsley  used  to  work 
and  was  one  of  the  oldest  of  its 
kind  in  the  east.  Total  loss  was  sus- 
tained, but  the  amount  involved  could 
not  be  learned  yesterday. 

Southern  Block  Sold 
Herman  F.  Jans  has  sold  six 
Southern  states  comprising  the  At- 
lanta territory  for  "Madonnas  and 
Men,"  to  the  W.  h  S.  Film  Distrib- 
uting Co.  of  Atlanta.  This  leaves  only 
the  inter-mountain  states  and  Califor- 
nia to  be  sold. 

When  all  is  said  and  done 
there  is  just  one  good  rea- 
son for  using  RITCHEY 
posters.  They  sell  the 
maximum  number  of  tick- 



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[(Wednesday,  January  19,  1921 



No.  6 
IDCKAWAY,  N.  Y  —  Balloonists  are  home 
lain.  Three  airmen  who  were  lost  in 
^>zen  northland  of  Canada  receive  big  ova- 
fcn  as  they  return  to  report  at  Naval  Base. 
k'OCKTON,  CAL  —  New  type  of  gun- 
iictor.  Speed  is  main  feature  of  this  "cat- 
rpillar" — runs  25  mi.  an  hour  against  5  mi. 
i.  ordinary  tractor. 

ARIS,  FRANCE — Weighs  108  pounds,  and 
I  cannot  be  lifted.  Pathe  News  secures  ex- 
Asive  pictures  of  Johnny  Coulon's  unusual 
It  that  aroused  universal  interest. 
jlRK  TOWER,  WYO— The  Last  of  the 
iffaloes.  Herds  of  bison,  which  once  freely 
limed  the  Western  prairies,  are  now  almost 

t  THE  LIMELIGHT— Will  America  re- 
lict immigration?  Anthony  Caminetti, 
Immissioner-General  of  Immigration  re- 
ins after  study  of  immigration  at  European 
REA,      CAL. — Destruction     threatens     rich 

district.  A  spectacular  blaze  results  when 
irks  ignite  gas  in  the  oil  wells  of  Brea 

)ORN,  HOLLAND— Will  the  Kaiser  be 
iced  to  leave  Holland?  It  is  reported 
I  tch  government  demands  his  departure 
ing  to  plot  of  restore  the  German  mon- 

IW  YORK  CITY— Honor  memory  of 
merica's    patron    saint    of    thrift."    Citizens 

wreaths  at  statue  of  Benjamin  Franklin 

MEMORIAM — One  year  ago,  John 
rleycorn  passed  away.  His  many  pals  and 
al  admirers  well  remember  the  fatal  day 
:n  they  attended  the  last  rites  to  the  de- 

Merger  Details 


"Berman  Month" 

Jniversal  salesman  are  calling, 
luary  "Berman  Month"  and  are 
:  to  establish  new  sales  records. 

Jay  4,000  Theaters  Have  Signed 

klore  than  4,000  theaters  will  show 
first  release  of  the  new  Kino- 
ms,  according  to  Educational, 
ich  will  distribute  the  news  service 
rting  Jan.  30. 

New  House  for  St.  Louis 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
It.  Louis — A  theater  to  cost  $500,- 
1  will  be  erected  on  the  south  side 
Chestnut  St.  just  west  of  18th  St. 
prding  to  announcement  by  Albert 
'Morelock.  The  playhouse  will  be 
:ctly  fireproof  and  seat  2,500. 

At  Melrose  and  Western 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

os  Angeles — The  proposed  Green- 

h    Village    and    studio    for    Oliver 

rosco  Prod,  will  be  built  at  Mel- 

and  Western  Aves.     A  20-acre 

has  been  secured  there. 

After  Local   Color 

om  Moore  and  his  director,  "Vic" 
'ertzinger,  are  here  after  scenes 
"Made  in  Heaven,"  Moore's  next 
ure  for  Goldwyn.  They  are  busy 
pting  scenes  in  New  York  sub- 
.;  and  will  both  leave  for  the  coast 
few  days. 

Lesser-Gore    Incorporation    Involves 

30  Californian  Theaters  and  a 

Number  of  Exchanges 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — The  West  Coast 
Theaters,  Inc.,  the  $2,000,000  incor- 
poration to  handle  all  of  the  Lesser- 
Gore  Bros.  Enterprises,  is  said  to 
involve  holdings  and  operating  thea- 
ter properties  representing  a  consid- 
erable sum  of  money. 

The  consolidation  is  said  to  be  an 
incorporation  of  17  individual  theat- 
rical enterprises,  including  30  thea- 
ters, four  exchanges,  real  estate  hold- 
ings and  leases  for  theaters  under 
construction,  as  well  as  contracts  and 
plans  for  several  new  houses  to  be 
built  in  the  near  future. 

Included  in  the  theatrical  holdings 
of  Gore  Bros,  and  Sol  Lesser  and 
Adolph  Ramish  which  the  merger 
will  control  are  The  Kinema,  Alham- 
bra,  Burbank,  Optic,  Regent,  Ly- 
ceum, Liberty,  Casino,  Grand  and  La 
Tosca  in  Los  Angeles;  the  Windsor, 
Apollo  and  Hollywood,  operated  by 
Hollywood  Theaters,  Inc.,  in  Holly- 
wood; the  California,  Neptune  and 
Auditorium  in  Venice;  the  La  Petite 
in  Ocean  Park  and  the  Capitol  in 
Redondo,  operated  by  the  Venice  In- 
vestment Co.;  the  Belvidere  and 
American,  operated  by  the  Pomona 
Theater  Co.  in  Pomona;  the  Rose- 
bud and  New  Central,  operated  by 
the  Rosebud  Theater  Co.  of  Los  An- 
geles, and  the  Sunshine  in  Taft. 

The  new  merger  takes  in  Associ 
ated  First  National  Pictures  of  South 
ern  California,  operating  the  First 
National  Exchange  in  Los  Angeles, 
the  All  Star  Features  Distributors, 
the  Equity  Pictures  and  the  Educa- 
tional Film  Corp  of  Southern  Cali- 

Among  theatrical  holdings  now  un- 
der construction  to  be  governed  by 
West  Coast  Theaters  Co.  are  the 
New  Ambassador  on  Wilshire  Blvd., 
the  New  Apollo,  both  nearing  com- 
pletion; the  new  Gore  Brothers  and 
Sol  Lesser  1500  seat  house  in 
Anaheim,  to  be  completed  in  March 
and  a  new  neighborhood  house  to  be 
erected  at  the  corner  of  Moneta  and 
Vernon  Ave. 

The  policy  will  be  the  expansion 
and  enlargement  of  business  by  erect- 
ing and  operating  picture  theaters  on 
the  Pacific  Coast,  as  noted,  and  in 

The  officers,  as  noted,  are:  Michael 
Gore,  president;  Sol  Lesser,  vice- 
president;  Adolph  Ramish,  treasurer 
and  A.  L.  Gore,  secretary. 

At  Broadway  Theaters 


The  overture  at  the  Capitol  this  week  is 
William  Tell"  with  Erne  Rapee  conducting 
the  orchestra.  This  is  followed  by  the  Valse 
Bluette  danced  by  Mile.  Gambarelli.  The 
third  number  is  "Making  Man  Handlers,"  a 
sport  pictorial  produced  by  Town  and 
Country  Films,  Inc.  Then  comes  excerpts 
from  "Lohengrin,"  in  four  episodes  follow- 
ed by  the  Capitol  News.  The  prologue  to 
the  feature  which  is  "Prisoners  of  Love" 
starring  Betty  Compson  is  then  rendered 
with  the  feature  following.  The  next  number 
is  a  plea  for  the  Hoover  Relief  Fund.  Fin- 
ally there  is  the  organ  solo. 



Negative   and  Two   Prints 

One  Reelers — Act  Quick 

B.     BERK 

117  W.  46th  St.,  N.  Y.  C. 

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„  Tlle.  opening  number  is  the  overture 
'Capriccio  Espagnol."  Next  comes  the  mag- 
azine followed  by  Edoardo  Albano  singing 
"Serenade  Espagnol."  Constance  Binney  in 
her  latest  Realart  picture  "Something  Dif- 
ferent," Grace  Hoffman,  Soprano,  singing 
"Theme  and  Variation,"  Mack  Sennett  com- 
edy "Bungalow  Troubles"  and  the  organ  solo 
are  the  other  numbers  on  the  program. 


The  overture  is  "Cavalleria  Rusticana." 
The  Rivoli  Pictorial  is  followed  by  a  second 
series  of  pictures  take  by  the  Paramount- 
Vandenbergh  expedition,  called  "Wild  Men 
of  Africa."  Mary  Lind  and  Frederick  Jagel 
sing  "At  Dawning"  with  the  chorus  assisting 
off-stage.  Dorothy  Dickson,  the  dancer,  is 
featured  in  George  Fitzmaurice's  production 
for  Paramount,  "Paying  the  Piper."  A  Mutt 
and  Jeff  cartoon  comedy,  "The  Papoose," 
and  the  organ  solo  conclude  the  program. 


Spacious  offices  in  New  Rob- 
ertson-Cole Building,  about 
18x35  feet.    Reply 

Box  B-8,  care  Wid's 


The  overture  is  "Mefistofele,"  with  Carl 
Edouarde  conducting.  This  is  followed  by 
the  Strand  Topical  Review  after  which  comes 
the  prologue  interpreted  by  the  Sergastchinko 
Ballet.  After  the  prologue  comes  the  feat- 
ure, "The  Devil,"  starring  George  Arliss. 
Amanda  Brown,  soprano,  sings  "Una  Voce 
Poco  Fa"  and  then  comes  a  Hall  Room  Boys 
comedy,  "A  Dog-Gone  Mix-up."  The  clos- 
ing number  is  an  organ  solo,  "Pilgrim's 
Chorus,"  rendered  by  Ralph  H.  Brigham  and- 
Herbert   Sisson. 

Fox  Warns  Again 
The  Fox  offices  have  felt  it  neces- 
sary to  issue  another  warning  re- 
garding "Over  the  Hill"  and  the  two 
poems  upon  which  it  is  based:  "Over 
the  Hill  to  the  Poorhouse"  and  "Over 
the  Hill  from  the  Poorhouse."  The 
company  charges  that  play  brokers 
are  offering  a  play  called  "Over  the 
Hill"  to  stock  companies  and  states 
that  it  owns  the  exclusive  dramatic 
and  picture  rights  for  the  entire 

Bray  Showing  Tomorrow 
An  11  reel  Bray  picture  called 
"The  Elements  of  the  Automobile" 
will  be  shown  at  the  Y.  M.  C.  A.  on 
57th  St.  tomorrow  at  one  o'clock. 
The  picture  is  said  to  have  taken  two 
years  to  make  and  is  the  one  which 
the  War  Department  purchased  32 
prints  of  to  teach  its  Motor  Trans- 
port System  the  basis  of  automobile 

Elmer  Rice  Here 
Elmer  Rice  of  "On  Trial"  fame  and 
a  member  of  the  Goldwyn  coast  sce- 
nario staff  is  in  New  York  from  Los 

Joins  Carrier  Brothers 

Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Charleston,  W.  Va.— E.  P.  Weis- 
ner,  well  known  among  exhibitors  in 
the  Central  States,  having  handled 
publicity  and  exploitation  for  Select, 
Robertson-Cole  and  Universal  in 
Cincinnati,  Indianapolis  and  Pitts- 
burgh, has  joined  the  Carrier  Broth- 
ers, "Box  Office  Doctors,"  who  are 
at  present  putting  over  the  Kearse 
Circuit  of  theaters  here. 

It  is  understood  that  the  Carrier 
Bros,  will  soon  launch  a  national  the- 
ater development  organization  with 
offices  in  all  important  exchange  cen- 

Back  With  Goldwyn 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles— Lon  Chaney  is  back 
with  Goldwyn  again.  This  time  he 
is  to  have  the  leading  role  in  "The 
Night  Rose,"  a  crook  story  by  Leroy 
Scott.  Leatrice  Joy,  who  appeared  in 
'Bunty  Pulls  the  Strings,"  will  ap- 
pear opposite  him.  Wallace  Worsley 
who  made  "The  Penalty,"  will  direct.  I 




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For  Sale  or  Rent 

The  best  studio  in  Culver  City, 
Calif.  On  5-acre  plot.  Stage, 
100  ft.  by  240  ft.,  fully  equipped. 
Immediate  possession. 


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Wednesday,  January  19,  192] ! 

Six  Classes  Year  Planned 
Famous  Players  plan  to  hold  from 
four   to  six  salesman   classes   during 
1921.     The  season   starts   its   session 
on  Jan.  17. 

Second  Salesmen's  Class  Opens 

With  thirty-four  men  at  their  desks 
the  second  class  of  Famous  Players 
training  school  for  salesmen  opened 
its  sessions  on  Monday. 

The  following  men  are  enrolled: 
F.  A.  Wasgion,  Kansas  City;  J.  T.  Mc- 
Bride,  St.  Louis;  A.  Mendenhall,  Des 
Moines;  H.  W.  Zink,  W.  D.  Washburn,  M. 
B.  Gore,  Chicago;  D.  E.  Nease,  Portland, 
Ore.;  H.  S.  Hoke,  Seattle;  J.  M.  Betten- 
court,  J.  J.  Hess,  San  Francisco;  C.  M.  Pea- 
cock, Los  Angeles ;  W.  E.  O'Loughlin,  To- 
ronto ;  J.  R.  Levee,  E.  L.  Wright,  Boston ; 
M.  S.  Cohen,  Denver;  W.  S.  Wilson,  Salt 
Lake  City;  M.  Landovv,  R.  Rhodams,  Phil- 
adelphia; R.  A.  Schuler,  Cincinnati;  A.  Jack- 
nic,  Cleveland;  L.  T.  Engel,  W.  C.  Lippen- 
cott,  K.  G.  Robinson,  H.  Fink,  L.  Brit- 
ton,  A.  W.  Hill,  Jos.  Wilber,  P.  J.  Hogan, 
S.  Cohan,  New  York  City;  C.  E.  Peppiatt, 
E.  F.  Fleet,  T.  H.  Mitchell,  L.  Spinks  and 
L.    Williams,   Atlanta. 

The  training  course,  as  was  the 
case  with  the  first  class  which  was 
graduated  last  fall,  will  be  of  four 
weeks'  duration. 

Still   Under   Contract 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Gilbert  Warrenton, 
who  photographed  "Humoresque,"  is 
here.  He  states  that  he  has  a  con- 
tract with  Famous  Players  for  a  year. 
Reports  had  it  he  would  join  the 
Barthelmess-Grifnth  unit. 

In  the  Courts 

A  jury  before  Supreme  Court  Jus- 
tice Platzek  gave  a  verdict  for  the 
defendant  in  a  suit  of  the  American 
Trade  Association  against  Thomas  R. 
Gardiner,  trading  as  the  Gardiner 
Syndicate,  to  recover  on  a  check  for 
$1,300  on  which  the  defendant  stopp- 
ed payment.  The  defence  was  that 
the  plaintiff  got  the  right  to  exhibit 
a  serial  film  in  Greater  New  York  for 
30  days,  but  shipped  the  film  to  a 
foreign  country  in  violation  of  the 
agreement.  To  get  the  film  back  the 
defendant  gave  the  plaintiff  two 
checks  for  $2,550  and  after  one  check 
for  $1,250  had  been  paid  the  plaintiff 
refused  to  deliver  the  last  two  epi- 
sodes, so  the  defendant  stopped  pay- 
ment on  the  second  check. 

The  Pathe  Exchange,  Inc.,  has  sued 
C.  McLeod  Baynes  in  the  Supreme 
Court  for  $2,917.  The  complaint  al- 
leges that  the  defendant  agreed  to 
deliver  certain  negatives  to  the  plain- 
tiff from  which  films  were  to  be  made 
and  the  defendant  was  to  get  a  share 
of  the  profit.  He  collected  $6,000  on 
account  of  his  share  and  agreed  to 
repay  all  he  had  received  in  excess  of 
the  amount  finally  earned.  This  is 
the  sum  sued  for. 

Nowell  Productions 

Wedgewood  Nowell,  it  was  learn- 
ed yesterday,  will  form  his  own  pro- 
ducing organization  and  make,  the 
first  year,  a  series  of  four  Arsene  Lu- 
pin stories.  Production  will  be  on 
the  coast. 

Nowell  played  the  lead  in  "813," 
the  first  Arsene  Lupin  story  to  be 
made  by  Robertson-Cole.  The  lat- 
ter company,  it  is  very  probable,  will 
not  make  any  more  of  the  Lupin  sto- 
ries, at  least  for  the  time  being,  al- 
though it  holds  an  option  on  about 
19  of  the  Le  Blanc  stories. 

Jose  Film  Named 
"What  Women  Will  Do"  is  the 
title  given  the  new  Edward  Jose  pro- 
duction which  will  be  the  third  feat- 
ure presented  by  Associated  Exhib- 
itors, Inc. 

To  Work  at  Brunton's 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Wedgewood  Now- 
ell, it  is  learned  here,  will  shortly 
form  a  company  to  be  known  as 
Wedgewood  Nowell  Prod,  to  make 
a  series  of  ArAsene  Lupin  stories. 
Production  will  be  at  the  Brunton 
studios.  Nowell  will  not  appear  in 
the  films  himself,  but  will  supervise 
production.  Nothing  can  be  learned 
regarding  distribution. 

Managerial  Changes  in  Atlanta 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Atlanta^Considerable  surprise  1 
been  caused  here  by  changes  made 
the  managerial  line-up  of  the  lo 
Lynch  theaters.  Ralph  DeBrul 
who  has  been  supervising  all  of  1 
Lynch  theaters  in  town  will  h; 
charge  of  the  new  Howard  only, 
the  future.  Frank  Hammond,  forn 
publicity  representative  for  the  lo 
houses  will  have  charge  of  the  F 
syth,  Rialto,  Strand  and  Vaude 
under  direct  supervision  of  N. 
Remond,  state  supervisor.  Hammc 
in  turn  will  have  the  following  n 
under  him:  DeSales  Harrison 
charge  of  the  Rialto;  Harold  R.  K< 
ler  in  charge  of  the  Forsyth;  P. 
Whaley  at  the  Strand  and  Jack  K 
iska  at  the  Vaudette. 



$2,250,000  Company 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Dover,  Del.— The  Eureka  Photo- 
players  have  been  formed  here  with 
a  capitalization  of  $2,250,000.  The 
incorporation  papers  give  as  directors 
the  following:  James  J.  Flannery 
and  H.  L.  Ellis,  Jr.,  of  New  York, 
and  S.  Wormser  of  Brookyln. 

Don't  Rely  on  First  Runs 

An      investigation      conducted 
Realart  tends  to  show  that  exhibit 
are  not  relying  on  first  runs  for  i 
tures  as  much  as  they  used  to  in  d 
gone  by.     The  company  points  fr  i 
number  of  examples  where  exhibit  I 
have  contracted  for  the  Realart  :  i 
series  with  the  result  that  one  ho  < 
shows   pictures   that  were   shown ji 
other  theaters  in  the  same  town  lis 
condition  is  said  to  exist  in  five    8 
tinct  sections  of  Chicago,  in  Da\* 
port  where  six  out  of  13  houses  J< 
Realart  product,  and  in  two  partsjf); 
Los   Angeles.     In   Kenton,    O.,  bJl 
houses  in  town  show  Realart  pictujs 

Another  49  that  means  —  Gold! 

IN  Monday's  issue  we  told  you  that  Famous  Players-Lasky  would  release  FORTY-NINE  big  pictures  in 
the  remaining  six  months  of  the  season.     FORTY-NINE  sure  box-office  winners,  because  built  of  the 
best  available  star,  director  and  author  material. 

In  proof  of  this  statement  we  listed  the  releases  for  March,  April  and  May.     And  here  are  the  releases  for 
June,  July  and  August: 


Roscoe       "Fatty"       Arbuckle       in       "THE 

Cosmopolitan      production      "THE      WILD 
GOOSE,"  by  Gouverneur  Morris. 

Thomas  Meighan  in  "BILLY   KANE,"  with 
Lila  Lee. 

Thos.       H.       Ince — Vance      special       "THE 

Douglas   MacLean  in   "ONE   A    MINUTE," 

Ince   production. 
British    production    "APPEARANCES,"    by 

Edward  Knoblock,  author  of  "Kismet." 
Ethel  Clayton  in  "SHAM." 
William    DeMille's   production   "THE   LOST 

ROMANCE,"  also  by  Edward  Knoblock. 




Lois       Weber's       production 

Cosmopolitan     production     "THE     BRIDE'S 

Wallace  Reid  in  an  untitled  production. 

Dorothy    Dalton   in    an    adaptation    of   a   big 
story  by  E.   Phillips  Oppenheim. 

British       production       "THE       MYSTERY 
ROAD,"  with   David   Powell. 

William   A.    Brady's   production    "LIFE,"   by 
Thompson   Buchanan. 

Two  more  productions  to  be  announced. 

Cosmopolitan       production       "GET       RICH 

William    S.    Hart    in    "TRAVELING    ON," 

Hart   production. 
Douglas     MacLean     in     "BELLBOY      13," 

Ince  production. 
Thomas    Meighan  in   "TALL   TIMBERS." 
Ethel      Clayton      in      "THE      ALMIGHTY 

British    production    "THE    PRINCESS    OF 

Roscoe    "Fatty"    Arbuckle    in    "CRAZY    TO 

George   Melford's   production   "YOU    CAN'T 

FOOL   YOUR  WIFE,"   by   Hector  Turn- 

(paramount  (pictures 


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The  Motion  Picture  Industry  will  save  250,000  Children  from  Starvation 



Daily  Doings  of  Hoover's  Doers 

Official  Organ  of  the  Greater   New   York  Motion   Picture  Committee   of   the    European   Relief  Council 

Edited  by  the  A.  M.  P.  A.  Publicity  Committee. 

Printed  and  Published  by  Courtesy  of  Wid's  Daily 




in  co-operation  with 




Room  305  Capitol  Theatre 
Circle  4411 

Today's  "Thank  Yous' 

Botwen     Printing     Co. — for     5,000 

Standard   Engraving   Co. — for  cuts. 

Barnes    Printing    Co. — for    courte- 

Motion    Picture    Journal — for    ad- 
dressed envelopes. 

Thos.    A.    Wiley— for   slides. 

Butts  Litho.  Co. — for  posters. 

Jas.  McCreery  &  Co. — ad.  space  for 

Lord  &  Taylor — ad.  space  for  an- 

Abraham   &   Straus,    Brooklyn — ad. 
space   for   announcement. 

Star    Movie     Magazine — ad.    space 
for  announcement. 

Reeland- — space   for   announcement. 

Apollo    Photo    Studio — for    photo- 
graphs  of   Mary    Schaefer. 

Cafe    Boulevard — for   free     use    of 
meeting  room. 

Anthony  Gablik — for  drawings  and 
for  enlisting  musical  talent. 

Mastbaum's   Defi  Met 

The  challenge  of  Jules  Mastbaum 
/iat  the  Philadelphia  theatres  will 
raise  a  greater  fund  than  the  Greater 
New  York  Committee  is  going  to  be 
met,  and  met  hard.  The  defi  issued 
was  at  first  treated  perhaps  lightly, 
but  when  it  was  recollected  that 
Mastbaum  always  means  what  he 
says,  the  ersolve  was  made  not  only 
to  beat  him  but  to  snow  him  under 
completely — New  York  intending  to 
show  him  that  you  can't  pick  on  a 
bigger  fellow. 

Stars  You're  Needed 

Bert  Adler,  chairman  in 
charge  of  star  appearances  on 
the  night  of  Jan.  26  in  behalf 
of  the  drive  for  the  starving 
babies  of  Europe,  is  out  after 
as  many  stellar  lights  as  he  can 
secure  for  that  evening. 

It  is  suggested  that  company 
heads  and  managers  whc  have 
artists  available  that  night  com- 
municate with  Adler,  .who  is 
located  in  the  Brokaw  Bldg., 
1457.  Broadway.  And.  right 
away,  too. 

Phone,   Bryant   1058 


Your  Theatre 

Next  Week 

The  crowd  loveth  a  cheerful  exhibitor 

What   Red   Cross   Does 

Splendid  co-operation  with  the 
Greater  New  York  Committee  is  be- 
ing afforded  by  the  American  Red 
Cross  through  its  committee  led  by 
Mrs.  Carman  H.  Barrett,  Mrs.  Ar- 
thur Bleyer,  Mrs.  Harry  Creighton 
Ingalls  and  Miss  Prudence  Wilson. 
The  executive  work  is  in  the  hands 
of  those  experienced  campaigners, 
H.  D.  Burrell,  director,  and  Mrs.  Paul 
Foerster,  assistant  director.  Through 
this  committee  outside  sales  of  chil- 
dren's matinee  tickets  are  going  on 
extensively  and  on  January  26  a  huge 
force  of  volunteers  will  be  available 
to  work  i  nthe  theaters.  The  ehad- 
quarters  is  on  the  second  floor  of  the 
Capitol  Theater  building,  Circle  4411. 

Flood   of   Appeal    Posters 

To  every  film  showhouse  in  the 
country  a  broadside  poster  has  been 
sent  from  headquarters  by  Lloyd 
Willis.  This  is  a  lobby  poster  bear- 
ing the  motion  picture  industry's  ap- 
peal to  the  public  in  behalf  of  the 
European  Relief  as  expressed  by  Her- 
bert Hoover.  On  the  back  of  this 
poster  for  the  exhibitor's  benefit  are 
suggestions  and  hints  for  making 
January  26  mean  something  to  the 
theatre's  friends. 

Capitol  Subscription  Blanks 
S.  L.  Rothafel  is  distributing  to 
Capitol  Theater  patrons  a  subscrip- 
tion blank  for  tickets  to  the  chil- 
dren's matinees  on  January  29.  This 
blank  asks  that  checks  be  made  out 
to  Franklin  K.  Lane,  Treasurer  of 
the  European  Relief  Council,  and  has 
a  space  for  indicating  to  what  insti- 
tution, public  or  private,  or  to  what 
individual  the  tickets  are  to  be  mailed. 

Mary   Schaefer 
The  Motion  Picture  Day  Joan  of  Arc, 
whose   "Pity   Diet"   for  the  suffering 
children  of  Europe  is  dedicated  to  the 
Greater  New  York  Committee. 

A  Selznick  Group 

Vera  Gordon,  Martha  Mansfield 
and  several  other  Selznick  stars  are 
to  form  a  group  which  will  do  a 
Fifth  Avenue  stunt  in  co-operation 
with  the  Greater  New  York  Commit- 
tee and  the  Red  Cross  workers. 


Representing  National  Association  of 

the    Motion    Picture    Industry 

and  the  Motion  Picture 

Theater  Owners  of 


Oscar  A.  Price,  William  ox,  Carl 
Laemmle,  Richard  A.  Rowland,  Chas. 
C.  Pettijohn,  Jules  E.  Brulatour, 
William  Wright,  James  R.  Quirk, 
Arthur  S.  Friend,  H.  M.  Berman, 
Louis  Inerarity,  Arthur  James,  Syd- 
ney S.  Cohen,  Leo  Brecher,  C.  T. 
Sears,  C.  E.  Whitehurst,  L.  Goldman, 
J.  Evans,  Sam  Bullock,  S.  I.  Berman, 
E.  M.  Fay. 

Sub-Committee  to  Handle  the  Details 
of  the  National  Campaign 
Oscar  A.  Price,  C.  C.  Pettijohn, 
Louis  Inerarity,  Arthur  James,  H.  M. 
Berman,  Al  Lichtman,  Sydney  S.  Co- 
hen, C.  E.  Whitehurst,  E.  M.  Fay, 
C.  L.  O'Reilly,  S.  I.  Berman. 

To  Aid  in  Hoover  Drive 
I.  E.  Chadwick,  president  of  the 
local  F.  I.  L.  M.  Club,  has  appointed 
the  following  committee  to  coopi- 
erate  the  A.  M.  P.  A.  and  S.  L. 'Roth- 
afel in  the  Hoover  drive.  Harry  H. 
Buxbaum,  Famous  Players,  chair- 
man; Louis  Rosenbluh,  Fox;  Arthur 
Abeles,  Metro;  R.  H.  Clark,  i\ieu< 
York  First  National;  Sam  Echman. 
Goldwyn;  Sam  Zierler,  Common- 
wealth, and  I.  E.  Chadwick,  ex- 

With    Flying    Banners 

Motion  Picture  Day  can  be  made  a 
gala  occasion  by  expressing  the  gala 
spirit  with  suitable  decorations  for 
the  front  and  interior  of  the  theaters. 
Every  picture  house  will  "look  the 
part"  wit  ha  usitable  display  of  ban- 
ners and  bunting  throughout  the 
week  of  January  23.  and  more  espe- 
cially on  Motion  Picture  Day  and 
the  children's  matinee  date,  Satur- 
day. The  Publicity  Committee  sug- 
gests that  every  showman  let  his  dec- 
orations publish  his  mood  for  the  big 
week.  The  response  of  the  citizens 
ought  to  be  in  the  same  enthusiastic 
mood.  Let  'em  know  Something's 
Doing!  Use  exploitation  for  your  big 
day,  the  26th — and  don't  omit  the 
definite  message  to  be  told  in  spe- 
cially prepared  signs  announcing  that 

Campfire  Girls  Help 
The  Criterion  Theater,  trhough 
Mrs.  Foerster,  the  Red  Cross  assist- 
ant director,  has  enlisted  the  Camp- 
fire  Girls.  They  will  be  active  in  the 
campaiRn  of  that  theater  during  the 
drive,  and  will  be  captained  by  Miss 
Mary  Devlin  and  Miss  Kempthorne, 



Wednesday,  January   19,   19; 

"Don't  Fear  Europe"- Ziehm;  New  U.F.A.  Deal 

Germany  Far  Behind 

Says     He     and     Other     Continental 
Countries  Present  No  Cause  for 

Returned  from  a  five  months'  tour 
during  which  he  visited  Germany, 
France,  Italy,  Scandinavia,  Spain  and 
Holland,  Arthur  Ziehm,  foreign  sales 
manager  for  Goldwyn,  is  convinced 
that  there  is  no  reason  for  American 

(manufacturers  to  be  alarmed  over  the 
possibility  of  serious  competition 
from  foreign  producers.  Ziehm's 
statement  that  Germany  is  far  be- 
hind this  country  in  the  average  qual- 
ity of  the  pictures  being  made,  is 
particularly  interesting. 

While  abroad  Ziehm  established 
exchanges  in  Holland,  in  Stockholm 
to  cover  Scandinavia  and  Finland,  in 
Milan,  Italy,  and  in  Barcelona,  Spain. 
Another  office  is   planned  for   Rome. 

"The  International  Exposition  in  Holland 
was  dominated  by  German  picture  men."  said 
Ziehm.  "With  the  exception  of  Goldwyn  and 
Fox,  American  companies  were  not  repre- 
sented, and  as  a  matter  of  fact  the  exposi- 
tion was  international  in  name  rather  than 
character.  One  of  the  most  interesting  dis- 
plays was  that  of  an  aeroplane  camera  in- 
vented by  Germany  during  the  war  and  now 
available   for   general   use. 

"From  Holland  I  went  to  Scandinavia, 
where  the  business  seemed  to  be  in  pretty 
fair  condition,  about  75%  of  the  current  sup- 
ply  of   films   coming   from   this   country. 

"My  visit  to  Germany,  where  I  spent  a 
number  of  weeks,  was  particularly  illuminat- 
ing. There  had  been  so  much  talk  about 
the  activity  of  German  producers  and  the 
moderate  costs  at  which  they  were  making 
film  that  I  would  not  have  been  surprised  at 
finding  conditions  calculated  to  cause  uneas- 
iness among  American  picture  men.  Visits  to 
a  number  of  the  principal  studios  in  Ger- 
many and  meetings  with  many  of  the  leading 
representatives  of  the  business  in  that  coun- 
try, gave  mc  a  quite  different  view  of  the 

"With  all  due  respect  for  the  excellence  of 
the  work  being  accomplished  by  Lubitsch 
and  May  and  one  or  two  other  of  the  fore- 
most directors,  I  was  soon  convinced  that 
the  average  German  picture  is  far  inferior  to 
the  standard  being  maintained  in  this  coun- 
try. Technically,  our  product  is  much  bet- 
ter, not  only  in  the  direction  of  the  players, 
but  also  in  the  matters  of  photography  and 
settings.  Here,  of  course,  it  must  be  under- 
stood that  I  am  referring  to  the  average  run 
of  pictures  and  not  to  specials  such  as  'Sum- 
urun,'  'Anna  Boleyn'  and  other  produc- 
tions of  its  class. 

"One  of  the  surprises  of  my  visit  was  to 
find  that  some  really  good  Wild  West  pic- 
tures are  being  turned  out  at  the  German 
studios.  They  recall  the  rapid-action  type  of 
melodrama  popular  when  Broncho  Bill  was 
at  the  height  of  his   fame. 

"Most  interesting,  however,  are  the  ex- 
periments being  made  by  Decla  in  the  cub- 
ist, futuristic  and  impressionistic  method  of 
picture  expression.  A  new  school  of  picture 
art  is  being  tested,  and  whether  or  not  it  is 
destined  to  have  a  revolutionizing  influence 
on  the  making  of  pictures  in  the  future  re- 
mains to  be  seen.  Meanwhile,  Ufa  is  spe- 
cializing in  mass  productions  with  a  view 
to  turning  out  specials  that  will  be  popular 
in   all  countries. 

"I  was  surprised  to  find  that  German  ex- 
hibitors are  far  behind  us  in  matters  of  pre- 
sentation. One  would  expect  to  find  musical 
settings  at  their  best  in  Germany,  but  in- 
stead they  are  distinctly  inferior  to  those  we 
have  become  accustomed  to  in  this  country. 
This  fact  struck  me  forcibly  when  I  attended 
the  premiere  of  'Sumurun'  and  visited  thea- 
ters in  Berlin  and  elsewhere  that  are  ranked 
in   the  first  class. 

"From  Germany  I  went  to  Italy  where  I 
was  received  with  the  greatest  cordiality  by 
the  motion  picture  men  of  Rome,  Milan  and 
other  cities.  Now,  as  heretofore,  with  the 
exception  of  the  Goldwyn  product,  few  Amer- 
ican made  pictures  are  being  shown  in  Italy. 
Without  any  prejudice,  I  may  say  that  Ital- 
ian producers  have  not  kept  pace  with  the 
progress  made  in  American  studios  during 
the  past  few  years,  although  they  are  turn- 
ing out  some  impressive  spectacles." 

A  Ten  Year  Contract 

That  Is  Term  of  Blumenthal-U.  F.  A. 
Agreement — Former  Won't  Ad- 
mit Negri-F.  P.   Deal 

Ben  Blumenthal,  president  of  the 
Export  and  Import  Film  Co.,  Inc., 
who  is  back  in  New  York  after  an 
extended  stay  in  Central  Europe, 
stated  yesterday  that  he  owned  the 
output  of  the  U.  F.  A.  of  Germany, 
producers  of  "Passion,"  "Sumurun" 
and  "Anne  Boleyn,"  the  latter  the 
most  recent  to  be  produced,  for  Eng- 
lish-speaking countries  for  a  period 
of  10  years.  Samuel  Rachman  is  as- 
sociated with  him  in  the  deal. 

Mr.  Blumenthal  was  seen  at  the 
offices  of  the  United  Plays,  Inc.,  the 
Famous  Players  subsidiary  which 
will  produce  on  the  stage  and  then  in 
pictures  the  works  of  famous  Cen- 
tral European  authors.  The  repre- 
sentative of  WID'S  DAILY  who 
saw  Blumenthal  was  armed  with  a 
number  of  clippings  relative  to  the 
U.  F.  A.  and  Blumenthal's  activities 
which  appeared  in  these  columns 
from   time   to  time. 

Blumenthal  would  not  admit  that 
Pola  Negri,  star  of  "Passion,"  had 
been  signed  by  Famous  Players  and 
would  make  no  comment  further 
than  to  say  that  both  Pola  Negri  and 
her  director,  Ernst  Lubitsch,  were 
under  contract  to  Rachman  and  him- 
self. He  was  likewise  inclined  to  be 
reticent  regarding  his  theater  buying 
activities  in  Central  Europe.  He  did 
say,  however,  that  he  had  secured 
control  of  a  number  of  picture  and 
legitimate  theaters  in  Central  Europe 
but  insisted  that  they  were  on  his  own 
behalf  and  not  on  behalf  of  Famous 
Players,  in  whose  interest  it  had  been 
variously  reported  he  was  acting. 

Conditions  on  the  other  side,  said 
Blumenthal,  were  "not  so  good."  He 
said  there  was  considerable  upset  in 
Germany  regarding  the  importation 
of  films.  The  15%  clause  was  to 
have  gone  into  effect  on  Jan.  1st  but, 
as  noted  at  various  times  and  now- 
verified  by  Blumenthal,  the  difficulty 
is  in  the  division  of  the  15%.  It 
means  that  150  features  can  be  im- 
ported from  outside  markets  to  be 
used  in  Germany,  and  this  per  cent 
is  to  include  American,  Italian, 
French  and  every  other  brand  of  pic- 
tures. If  divided  up  to  include  pro- 
ducers, distributors  and  exhibitors,  as 
the  law  provides,  it  would  mean  that 
each  individual  would  get  about  one- 
fourth  of  a  feature. 

Joseph  Somlo,  one  of  the  heads  of 
the  U.  F.  A.,  came  over  with  Blu- 
menthal and  Rachman.  Somlo  is 
here  to  study  American  picture  con- 
ditions and  the  method  of  putting  on 
shows.  His  organization  owns  about 
100  theaters  in  Germany. 

From  other  sources  it  was  learned 
that  Somlo  had  brought  with  him  a 
print  of  "Anna  Boleyn,"  which  has 
been  the  subject  of  much  discussion 
in  English  papers.  It  was  reported 
that  he  is  here  to  sell  the  American 
rights,  but  Blumenthal,  when  asked 
concerning  it,  scouted  the  report. 
Somlo  will  remain  for  about  a  month 
and  then  return  to  Berlin. 

Has  U.F.A.  Rights 

Max    Glucksmann    Owns    Films    for 
Six  South  American  Countries- 
Why  Exports  Have  Dropped 

Max  Glucksmann,  one  of  the  larg- 
est film  operators  in  South  America, 
is  in  New  York  for  the  first  time  in 
four  years.  He  came  from  Paris, 
where  he  had  been  spending  several 
months.  Prior  to  his  sailing  for  this 
country  he  visited  Berlin,  where  he 
looked  over  the  market. 

He  has  entered  an  agreement  with 
the  U.  F.  A.  of  Germany  whereby  he 
owns  exclusive  exhibition  rights  for 
that  company's  product  for  six  South 
American  countries:  Argentine,  Uru- 
guay, Paraguay,  Chile,  Peru  and  Bo- 
livia. That  product  will  give  him 
about  10  per  cent  of  what  he  uses. 
or  about  70  pictures,  inasmuch  as  the 
South  American  programs  call  for 
two  features  a  day,  with  a  daily 

Glucksmann  yesterday  told  why  it 
was  that  American  film  exports  in 
recent  months  had  fallen  off  from 
40  to  50%  and  why  in  the  case  of 
Brazil,  the  importation  of  American 
films  had  practically  ceased.  He 
stated  that  it  was  due  to  the  lack  of 
understanding  of  the  real  conditions 
in  South  American  countries  on  the 
part  of  producers  here  that  sums 
were  asked  for  films  that  were  out  of 
all  proportion  to  the  value  of  the  ter- 
ritory. It  was  for  this  reason,  said 
Glucksmann,  that  Italian  and  Ger- 
man producers  were  making  inroads 
into  the  South  American  market. 

To  emphasize  this  point,  he  cited 
a  typical  example  of  how  American 
pictures  would  find  the  trade  door 
shut  to  them.  Italian  producers  are 
asking  two  lire  a  metre  for  their  pic- 
tures, or  7  cents  for  about  three  feet 
of  film.  This  averages  about  $105 
for  a  five  reel  feature,  whereas  with 
domestic  pictures  the  printing  cost  of 
the  laboratory  figured  on  a  basis  of 
4  cents  a  foot  would  be  $200  alone. 
This  does  not  include  the  cost  of  the 
foreign   rights. 

Glucksmann  thinks  that  the  answer 
rests  with  producers  here  who  must 
see  the  foreign  market  as  the  resi- 
dent buyer  sees  it  and  arrange  his 
price  scale  accordingly. 

There  are  about  130  theaters  in 
Buenos  Aires,  and  of  this  number 
Glucksmann  states  he  owns  and  con- 
trols through  bookings  65%.  The 
same  percentage  is  true  of  Rozario, 
the  second  largest  city  in  Argentine, 
where  there  are  35  theaters.  Glucks- 
mann owns  outright  42  theaters  in 
Argentine,  Uruguay  and  Chile,  while 
he  plans  to  extend  his  theater  activi- 
ties into  Peru  and  Bolivia. 

"Passion"  was  shown  in  Buenos 
Aires  about  five  months  ago  under 
the  title,  "A  Drama  in  the  Court  of 
Louis  XV."  Glucksmann  states  by 
his  U.  F.  A.  contract  he  will  show 
ether  Pola  Negri  productions  such 
as  "Carmen,"  "Sumurun"  and  "Anna 

He  and  his  brother  Jacobo,  who 
makes  his  headquarters  in  New  York, 
will  leave  for  Paris  in  about  a  month. 
From  there  Max  will  go  to  Buenos 
Aires  and  Jacobo  will  return  here. 

Talk  of  New  Unit 

Luporini  Brothers   May  Form  Lar 
Export   Organization  to  Further 
Cooperative  Buying  Plan 

It   is   reported   in   local  film   circl 
that     Luporini     Brothers,     import< 
and    exporters,    will    shortly    form 
large  export  organization  to  be  ba< 
ed  by  liberal   capital  for  the  purpc 
of  furnishing  an  outlet   to  Americj 
producers    in    foreign   territories    a  I 
serve  as  a  connecting  link  with   cc| 
tinental  producers  in  the  distributif 
of  their   productions   in   this   count . 

The  new  cooperative  policy  i\ 
nounced  by  Ferdinando  LuporJ 
about  a  fortnight  ago,  relative  to  1 
amalgamation  of  foreign  buyers  ■ 
the  interests  of  protection  and  eccl 
omy,  will  be  one  of  the  first  steJB 
to  be  taken  by  the  new  corporate, 
it  is  said. 

Luporini,  it  is  understood,  vjl 
shortly  leave  on  an  extended  tp 
through   Latin   America. 


OF     THE     TRADE 



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VOL.  XV      No.  18 

Thursday,  January  20,  1921 

Price  5  Cent.- 

New  First  Runs 

Northwest   Showmen   Start   Move  in 

Independent  Exhib.  Corp.  Fight 

— Dissatisfaction  Reported 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Seattle — The  fight  between  Jensen 
and  Von  Herberg  and  the  10  film 
companies  which  refuse  to  recognize 
that  firm's  booking  circuit.  The  In- 
dependent Exhibitors  Corp.,  grows 
interesting.  Encouraged  by  the  local 
managers  of  the  film  companies,  L. 
A.  Drinkwine  has  opened  the  Apollo 
theater  in  Tacoma  as  a  picture  house, 
and  VV.  L.  Doudlah  has  remodeled 
the  old  Arcadia  skating  rink  in 
Bremerton  and  opened  it  with  big 
productions,  such  as  "The  U.  P. 
Trail,"  "The  Mark  of  Zorro,  '  and 

Before  the  opening  of  these  two 
houses  both  Tacoma  and  Bremerton 
first  run  theaters  were  all  controlled 
by  Jensen  and  Von  Herberg.  A  new 
theater  will  be  opened  in  Port- 
land shortly,  where  this  firm  also 
controls  the  first  run  situation  and 
had  shut  out  the  productions  of  all 
companies  refusing  to  sell  to  the  cir- 

(Continued    on    Page    6) 

Hodkinson  Goes  to   St.   Louis 
W.    W.    Hodkinson    left    yesterday 
afternoon  for  St.  Louis,  where  he  will 
be  the  guest  of  honor  at  the  conven- 
tion of  the  M.  P.  T.  O.  of  Missouri. 

Owen  Moore  111 
Owen  Moore  is  at  the  Post  Grad- 
uate hospital,   suffering  from  a  pain- 
ful,   but    not    particularly    serious    at- 
tack of  inflammatory  rheumatism. 


Wolfberg  Here 

Harris  P.  Wolfberg,  division  man- 
ager for  Famous  Players  with  head- 
quarters in  Chicago,  is  in  New  York 
for  a  few  days. 

Two  Promotions 

Samuel  Sax  and  Claude   Ezell   Selz- 

nick  Sales  Manager  and  Personal 

Representative  Respectively 

Samuel  Sax  of  Chicago,  and  Claude 
C.  Ezell,  of  Dallas,  have  been  appoint- 
ed respectively  general  sales  manager 
and  personal  representative  to  the 
president  of  the  Selznick  Enterprises. 

Sax  succeeds  Charles  R.  Rogers 
who  has  resigned,  as  noted,  to  engage 
in  business  for  himself.  Ezell, 
through  having  been  appointed  per- 
sonal representative  to  Lewis  J.  Sel- 
znick, has  had  created  for  him  a  new- 
position  with  the  organization.  Sel- 
znick announced  these  changes  inci- 
dent to  a  conference,  of  field  and 
home  office  executives  of  the  com- 
pany held  this  week. 

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Her  wedding  hour.  At  the  chancel  rail.  "Stop!"  she  cries.  "In  the 
sight  of  God,  I  am  another  man's  wife!"  A  compelling  scene  in  Thomas 
H.  Ince's  "Lying  Lips,"  a  gripping  melodrama  of  life  and  love,  his  second 
Associated    Producers'    production. — Advt. 

Sues  for  Services 

Attorney    Sulzberger    Wants    $2,415 
for  Fees — An  Echo  of  the  Com- 
mittee of  17  Activities 
Myron      Sulzberger,     an     attorney 
with  offices  at  38  Park  Row.  is  suing 
the   Committee   of    17   for  $2,415,   for 
services   rendered.     A   summons   was 
filed     on     Frank     J.     Rembusch     of 
Shelbyville,    fnd.,    yesterday. 

The  Committee  of  17  which  met  in 
Chicago  last  summer  and  preceded 
the  formation  of  the  Motion  Picture 
Theater  Owners  of  America,  by  some 
weeks  was  composed  of  Frank  J. 
Rembusch,  Sig  Samuels,  H.  C.  Far- 
ley, L.  L.  Lund,  Martin  Van  Praag, 
D.  W.  Chamberlin,  L.  F.  Blumenthal, 
L.  T.  Lester,  Carl  Kettler,  John  Man- 
iieimer,  W.  C.  Patterson,  A.  F. 
Brentlinger,  H.  M.  E.  Pasmezoglu, 
EI.  W.  Kress,  C.  E.  Whitehurst,  M. 
V.   Choynski  and   E.  T.   Peters. 

Buys  Stone  Films        M.  P.  E.  A.  Meets 

Two    More    Features    for    Federated 

Film  Exchanges — Talk  of  More 


Federated  Film  Exchanges  of 
America,  Inc.,  have  purchased  two 
features  starring  Fred  Stone.  They 
are  "The  Duke  of  Chimney  Butte" 
and  "Billy  Jim." 

The  pictures  were  made  by  Stone 
after  he  completed  his  Paramount 
contract  and  have  never  been  shown. 

Sam  Grand,  Federated  franchise 
holder  in  New  England,  is  at  the 
Astor  on  Federated  business  as  well 
as  on  his  own  affairs.  There  was 
some  talk  in  film  circles  yesterday 
that  Federated  would  shortly  an- 
nounce the  acquisition  of  additional 
product.  Nothing  definite  could  be 
learned,    however. 

Executives  Gather  at  the  Astor — Talk 
of  Plans  for  Exhibitor  Organ- 

An  important  meeting  was  held 
yesterday  of  several  executives  of  the 
Motion  Picture  Exhibitors  of  Ameri- 
ca, Inc.,  of  which  Alfred  S.  Black  of 
Boston,  is  president.  Those  at  the 
meeting  were  Black,  Frank  J.  Rem- 
busch, Ernest  H.  Hortsmann  and 
C.  E.  Whitehurst. 

It  is  understood  that  plans  were 
discussed  to  continue  the  M.  P.  E.  A. 
as  an  active  organization,  although  no 
one  could  be  reached  for  an  official 

Garrett  Returns 

Sidney  Garrett,  well  known  expor- 
ter has  returned  to  New  York  from 
London  where  he  has  been  for  some 
time  past. 

Dinner   for   Buxbaum 

Harry  H.  Buxbaum,  local  manager 
for  Famous  Players  was  the  guest  of 
honor  at  a  dinner  given  in  his  honor 
at  Murray's  last  night.  The  occa- 
sion was  the  arrival  of  another  birth- 
day for  "Bux" — he  won't  say  which  it 
is.  Sydney  R.  Kent  and  D.  V.  Cham- 
berlin of  the  home  office  were 

It  is  understood  that  Sulzberger  is 
suing  for  the  amount  involved  chiefly 
because  of  services  he  rendered  in 
locating  and  calling  upon  former 
President  Taft,  with  a  view  to  ascer- 
taining whether  Taft  would  be  willing 
to  head  a  combined  exhibitors'  organ- 
ization. It  is  further  understood 
that  of  the  amount  Sulzberger  was 
paid  $500  and  that  he  is  now  suing 
for  the  remainder. 

At  the  Cleveland  convention  in  last 
June,  a  resolution  was  passed  that 
all  expenses  of  the  Committee  of  17 
be  borne  by  the  exhibitors  of  the 

Commenting  on  the  filing  of  the 
action,  Rembusch  who  is  in  town  at- 
tending to  M.  P.  E.  A.  business,  re- 
garding which  details  will  be  found 
elsewhere  in  this  issue,  stated  yester- 
day that  it  was  understood  that  when 
the  expenses  of  the  committee  were 
borne  that  the  exhibitors  would  pay 
for  them.  He  stated  further  that  of 
the    $6,200    spent,    $4,200    was    sub- 

(Continued  on   Page   6) 

Lichtman  Going  to  Coast 

Al  Lichtman  leaves  for  the  coast 
in  about  a  week.  He  will  stay  there 
for  several  weeks,  according  to  pres- 
ent plans. 

Sherrill  to  be  Featured 
Jack  Sherill  will  be  featured  in  one 
picture  for  Ivan  Abramson.  The  pic- 
ture will  be  called  "The  Eternal 
Mother,"  and  will  be  produced  at  the 
Estee  studio. 

Tex  Rickard's  Official  Pictures  Dempsey 
and  Brennan  Contest.  Now  booking.  N.  R 
Greathouse,  101  W.  45th  St.  Bry.  5741 



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Bid.  Asked.   Sale 

Famous   Flayers   . .    56         58M?     573/6 

do  pfd 81        815^    81 

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•Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 
New    St.    Louis    Robbery 

C Special     to    WID'S    DAILY) 

St.  Louis— Three  bandits  held  up 
Charles  Wilson,  the  negro  watchman 
at  the  Rialto  theater,  at  6:30  Monday 
morning  and  escaped  with  the  theater 
safe  containing  Saturday's  and  Sun- 
day's receipts,  amounting  to  $3,500. 

Photo  Repro  Moves 
The  Photo  Repro  Co.,  Inc.,  has 
moved  from  1627  Broadway  to  the 
Queens  Subway  Bldg.,  Long  Island 
City,  where  it  has  double  the  space  it 
had  formerly.  The  company  is  short- 
ly going  into  the  production  of  lan- 
tern  slides. 

Johnson   Cutting   Films 

Martin  Johnson  is  busy  these  days 

cutting  the  thousands  of  feet  of  film 

he  shot  on  his  last  trip  to  the  South 

Sea   regions.     Johnson   photographed 

series  of  pictures  on  his  last  trip. 

The  Robertson-Cole  offices  have 
not  decided  in  what  shape  the  films 
will  be  issued  and  stated  yesterday 
that  nothing  could  be  done  pending 
a  showing  of  them,  when  they  are  in 
some  sort  of  definite  shape. 

In  the  Courts 

The  Trocadero  Amusement  Co."  of 
628  5th  Ave.  was  sued  in  the  Su- 
preme Court  by  Louise  E.  Williams 
for  $3,000  damages  because  she  fell 
on  the  ice  in  front  of  the  theater  last 
winter  and  fractured  her  wrist. 

The  Triangle  Film  Corp.  has  filed 
suit  in  the  Supreme  Court  against 
Hugo  Mainthau,  trading  as  the  Un- 
ique Film  Co.,  to  recover  five  reels  of 
positive  film  of  the  play,  "Love  or 
Justice,"  alleged  to  be  worth  $200. 

The  Appellate  Term  of  the  Su- 
preme Court  has  decided  to  dis- 
miss the  appeal  of  the  Numa  Pictures 
Corp.  from  judgments  for  $433  and 
$328  obtained  in  the  Municipal  Court 
by  the  U.  S.  Fire  Insurance  Co.  and 
the  Richmond  Fire  Ins.  Co.  unless 
the  defendant  files  the  appeal  papers 
before   Jan.    14. 

In  a  suit  of  Frederick  Post  against 
Victor  Kremer  to  recover  on  a  note 
for  five  films  sold,  the  defendant  has 
filed  a  new  answer  demanding  $25,- 
000  damages  on  the  ground  that  the 
plaintiff  falsely  represented  that  he 
was  the  owner  of  the  films,  whereas 
they  belonged  to  the  W.  H.  Clifford 
Photoplay  Corp.  of  Los  Angeles,  and 
the  defendant  spent  the  sum  sued  for 
in  advertising  and  exploiting  the 


Trenton,  N.  J. — Roth  Amusement 
Enterprises,  Morristown.  Capital, 
$100,000.  Incorporators,  Harry  Roth, 
Morristown;  Isidore  Roth,  Dover, 
and  Walter  A.   Hoffman,  Dover. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Arrow  Exchanges, 
Inc.  Capital,  $50,000.  Incorporators, 
W.  Ray  Johnston,  E.  R.  Champion 
and   H.  G.  Davis,  1801   Popham  Ave. 

Dover.  Del. — Eureka  Photoplay- 
ers.  Capital,  $2,250,000.  Incorpo- 
rators, James  J.  Flannery,  H.  L.  El- 
lis, Jr.,  of  New  York,  and  S.  Worm- 
ser,  Brooklyn. 

Dover,  Del.  —  Rotary  Projector 
Corp.  Capital,  $1,000,000.  Incorpo- 
rators, Joseph  Kenna,  Jr.,  Thomas  G. 
Murphy  and  Albert  E.  Hineman. 

The  British  &  Colonial  Kinemato- 
graph Co.,  Ltd.,  sued  the  Clark-Cor- 
nelius Corp.  in  the  Supreme  Court 
yesterday  to  compel  the  defendant  to 
return  films  of  "Adam  and  Eve,"  on 
the  ground  that  the  defendant  broke 
a  contract  by  which  it  was  made  dis- 
tributor of  the  film  for  the  United 
States,  Canada  and  the  Hawaiian 
Island,  for  35%  of  the  net  proceeds. 
An  accounting  of  all  sums  received  is 
also  demanded. 

Gov't  Wants  Film  Editors 

Washington  —  The  government 
needs  assistant  editors  of  films  in 
various  departments  and  for  that  pur- 
pose will  conduct  a  civil  service  ex- 
amination on  Feb.  23. 

Dover,  Del. — Red  Seal  Corp.  Cap- 
ital, $50,000.  Incorporators,  T.  L. 
Crotcau,  M.  A.  Bruce  and  S.  E.  Dill, 

Dover.  Del. — Woodlawn  Theater 
Co.,  Chicago,  has  increased  its  cap- 
ital from  $150,000  to  $1,000,000. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Gauthier  Prod. 
Corp.,  New  York.  Capital,  500  shares 
common  stock,  no  par  value;  active 
capital,  $10,000.  Incorporators,  M.  B. 
Bovd.  E.  L.  Folse  and  J.  Gauthier, 
47  W.  97th  St. 

Jazz  a  la  Riesenfeld 

Hugo  Riesenfeld  likes  jazz,  but  he 
is  quite  particular  as  to  how  the  jazz 
is  played.  Hence,  to  have  it  played 
the  way  he  likes  it — he  has  organized 
the  Rialto  Ensemble  which  will  make 
its  debut  next  week  at  the  Rialto  as 
part  of  the  program  surrounding 
"Brewster's  Millions."  It  will  consist 
mainly  of  wood  wind  instruments. 
There  will  be  no  strings,  one  trom- 
bone and  a  trumpet. 





Thursday,  January  20,  1921 
■  i        iiiii       .  i.i^W 

Tuttle  Buys  Franchise 

Max  E.    Mazur,  treasurer  of  Sher 
man  Prod.  Corp.,  announces  the  final 
allotment  of  territorial  rights  in  Texj 
as,  Oklahoma  and  Arkansas  for  Sher 
man  productions  during  the  next  fivj 
years    to    T.    O.    Tuttle,    manager    o 
Criterion   Film   Service,   1913^4   Com 
merce    St.,    Dallas. 

It    is    understood    that    he    has    se] 
cured    the   franchise    on    his   own   ac 
count   and  not  on  behalf  of  the   Cri 

Wright  With  Universal 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles— William  Lord  Wrigl 
scenario  writer  and  director,  has  bee 
placed  in  charge  of  the  serial  an 
western  branch  of  the  Universal  set 
nario  department  under  the  directio 
of    Lucien    Hubbard,    scenario    edito 

More  Sales 
S.  J.  Rollo  has  sold  "The  Devil 
Angel,"  "The  Fourth  Face"  an 
"Love's  Battle"  to  the  Theater  Owl 
ers  Film  Exchange  of  Minneapolis  fc 
that    territory. 

"I  Am  the  Woman" 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — Louise  Glaum's  ne: 
Read  production  for  Associated  Pn 
ducers  will  be  "I  Am  the  Woman 
This  is  the  story  originally  calk 
"The    Attorney    for      the      Defense 

Bray   Showing  Today 

Bray  Pictures  will  show  "The  Ej 
ements  of  the  Automobile,"  an  II 
reeler  dealing  with  the  constructic' 
of  the  machine  at  the  Y.  M.  C.  A.,  cj 
57th  St.  today,  at  one  o'clock. 

An  ordinary  poster  is  about 
as  useful  to  an  exhibitor  as 
a  mirror  to  a  blind  man. 
What  the  exhibitor  really 
needs,  and  should  insist 
upon  having,  are 



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Daily  Doings  of  Hoover's  Doers 

Official  Organ  of  the  Greater  New  York  Motion  Picture  Committee  of  the   European   Relief  Council 

Edited  by  the  A.  M.  P.  A.  Publicity  Committee. 

Printed  and  Published  by  Courtesy  of  Wid's  Daily 




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Room  305  Capitol  Theatre 

Circle  4411 

Today's  "Thank  Yous"  I 

Miss  Adelaide  N.  Farans— for  help 
in  mailing  notices. 

Miss  Schumann — for  clerical  as- 

These  motion  picture  stars  are  with 
us  for  next  Wednesday,  Moving  Pic- 
ture Day: 








Northwest  "Pep'^ 

In  the  Northwest  there  is  a  well 
organized  movement  to  put  the  drive 
successfully  over  the  top.  Ray  A. 
Grambacher,  Regional  Chairman  for 
the  Spokane  district,  has  written  Mr. 
Hoover   as   follows: 

"I  have  appointed  on  my  commit- 
tee representing  the  theater  owners 
of  Spokane:  H.  S.  Clemmer,  Dr.  H. 
C  Lambach,  Charles  Stilwell,  J.  W. 
Allender,  E.  Clark  Walker,  Charles 
Packeritz,  Mr.  Ternune,  C.  D.  Wood- 
ward, Charles  York  and  C.  S.  Crews. 

"At  our  meeting  it  was  decided  to 
have  a  Midnight  Matinee,  starting  at 
eleven  o'clock  at  the  three  largest 
theaters,  namely,  Pantages,  Clemmer 
and  Liberty. 

"We  will  immediately  start  an  ad- 
vertising campaign  with  slides  on  the 
screen  in  every  theater  in  town.  Each 
theater  will  speak  in  its  daily  news- 
paper regarding  the  matinee.  We 
will  endeavor  to  persuade  the  mer- 
chants also  to  include  in  their  news- 
paper ads  a  mention  of  the  matinee. 

"The  entire  proceeds  of  the  mati- 
nee will  be  given  to  the  Starving 
Children  fund, 

"We  mean  to  put  this  proposition 
over  successfully  to  show  the  general 
public  that  the  theatrical  people  are 
really  alive  and  will  make  a  success 
of  whatever  they  attempt  to  do." 

Important  Notes 

At  the  executive  committee  meet- 
ing Wednesday  it  was  announced: 

The  F.  I.  L.  M.  Club,  to  help 
along  the  special  Saturday  morning 
matinee,  will  purchase  tickets  and 
have  as  its  guests  the  various  schools 
and  institutions  in  the  neighborhood 
of  local  motion  theaters. 

There  is  to  be  a  meeting  of  the 
Four  Minute  speakers  on  Monday 
night  at  8:15,  in  the  Fifth  Ave.  Bap- 
tist Church,  8  East  46th  St.  Com- 
mander George  Barr  Baker,  Dr. 
Thos.  E.  Greene  and  Jerome  A. 
Meyers  will  address  the  Four  Min- 
ute speakers  and  give  them  the  de- 
tails of  the  things  to  be  mentioned 
at  the  theaters  on  Wednesday,  Jan. 

More  than  500  speakers,  both  men 
and  women,  have  already  replied  and 
signified  their  willingness  to  serve, 
but  additional  volunteers  can  be 
placed  to  good  advantage  if  they  will 
get  in  touch  with  Motion  Picture 
Headquarters  at  122  West  49th  St. 

The  Transportation  Committee  in 
addition  to  having  made  arrange- 
ments for  supplying  all  shows  for 
the  morning  of  the  29th,  is  now  work- 
ing on  obtaining  a  sufficient  number 
of  closed  cars  so  that  the  stars  who 
are  to  make  personal  appearances  on 
Jan.  26  will  have  proper  transporta- 
tion. Those  who  have  closed  cars 
to  offer  for  this  purpose  should  get 
in  touch  with  Mr.  Rosenbaum  of  the 
Transportation  Committee,  or  Mrs. 
Foerster  at  the  Capitol  Theater,  Cir- 
cle 5500. 


Send  in  Your 

to  Leo  Brecher 
305  Capitol  Theater  Bldg. 

Preparing  Programs 
The  Theater  Committee  and  the 
Film  Committee  are  working  to- 
gether to  provide  the  theaters  with 
the  children's  matinee  programs. 
The  film  committee  is  to  receive  a  list 
of  the  theaters  which  will  conduct 
the  Saturday  morning  performances 
of  Jan.  29.  The  shows  for  these  thea- 
ters will  be  ready  for  distribution  on 
the  afternoon  of  Friday,  January  28. 
The  film  committee  is  already  col- 
lecting this  special  material  and  as- 
sembling it  in  program  form. 


Special  European  Relief  posters 
will  be  delivered  to  Greater  New 
York  theaters  with  the  films  booked 
by  them  for  their  regular  shows  of 
next  Saturday,  Jan.  22.  Please  use 
these  posters  to  good  effect. 

Stars  You're  Needed 

Bert  Adler,  chairman  in 
charge  of  star  appearances  on 
the  night  of  Jan.  26  in  behalf 
of  the  drive  for  the  starving 
babies  of  Europe,  is  out  after 
as  many  stellar  lights  as  he  can 
secure  for  that  evening. 

It  is  suggested  that  company 
heads  and  managers  who  have 
artists  available  that  night  com- 
municate with  Adler,  who  is 
located  in  the  Brokaw  Bldg., 
1457.  Broadway.  And.  right 
away,  too. 

Phone,   Bryant   1058 

A  dramatic  tabloid 
(150  ft.) 
GET    IT    at    the    New    York    Para- 
mount  Exchange,  729  7th  Ave.,  free 
of  charge  for  this  drive. 
Get  it  now  and  run  it  now!     It's  for 
the  cause. 

Big  Stores  Co-operate 
Chairman  Paul  Lazarus  of  the  A. 
M.  P.  A.  Committee  to  secure  co-op- 
eration from  the  big  department 
stores  in  advertising  Motion  Picture 
Day,  has  met  with  gratifying  re- 
sponse. Next  week  Lord  &  Taylor 
and  J.  B.  McCreery  &  Co.  of  Man- 
hattan and  Abraham  &  Straus  of 
Brooklyn  will  carry  in  their  copy  in 
the  daily  papers  a  notice  of  Motion 
Picture   Day. 

Ryskind  Busy 

Morrie  Ryskind,  the  new  popular 
author,  has  arranged  to  celebrate  Mo- 
tion Picture  Day  at  "F.  P.  A."'s  Con- 
tribs'  Dinner  on  the  26th  with  an 
activity  in  behalf  of  the  big  film  do- 

In   Electric  Lights 

Motion  Picture  Day  has  been  beam- 
ing at  Broadway  crowds  o'  nights 
from  several  of  the  Selznick  electric 
signs.  By  next  week  it  is  possible 
that  other  electric  signs  may  be  pro- 
claiming the  motion  picture  indus- 
try's interest  in  the  Hoover  campaign 
for   Eu:opean   Relief 

Regional  Directors^ 

The  exhibitors  who  have  accepted 
Mr.   Hoover's   appointment  as  chair-, 
men  of  the  "Save  the  Children"  drive 
in  their  respective  territories  are:  W.i 
Bernstein,  Colonial  Theater,  Albany, 
Mr.  Larsen,  Keith's  Theater,  Boston; 
Mike  Shea,  Shea's  Hippodrome,  Buf- 
falo;     Dr.      Sam     Atkinson,     Allied 
Amusement    Assn.,    Chicago;    Henry 
Lustig,  Cleveland;  E.  T.  Peter,  Dal- 
las;   F.    F.    Schwie,    Duluth    Amuse- 
ment   Co.,    Duluth;    Fred    Dahnken, 
Turner   &  Dahnken,   San   Francisco; 
Gore  Bros,  and  Sol  Lesser,  Los  An- 
geles;   James    C.    Clemmer,    Seattle; 
Ray  A.  Grombacker,  Spokane;  W.  A.'' 
Greaper,   Union  Ave.   Theater,   Port- 
land; Wm.  Swanson,  Salt  Lake  City; 
Thos.  Vickroy,  Tabor  Theater,  Den- 
ver;   Fred   Seegert,    Regent   Theater, 
Milwaukee;      Jake    Wells,      Colonial 
Theater,  Richmond;   Frank  L.  New- 
man,  Kansas    City;    Harry   Crandall, 
Metropolitan    Theater,    Washington- 
Harry   Goldberg,   Sun  Theater,   Om- 
aha; A.  H.  Blank,  Des  Moines;  Eu- 
gene   V.    Richards,    Saenger   Amuse- 
ment Co.,  New  Orleans;  Jules  Mast- 
baum,  Philadelphia;  John  P.  Harris, 
Grand  Theater,  Pittsburg;  J.  C.  Rit- 
ter     Rialto    Theater,    Detroit;    Theo. 
L.   Hays,   Loeb's  Arcade,   Minneapo- 
lis; Joseph  Mogler,  St.  Louis;  E.  M 
Fay,   Providence;   Louis   Blumenthal, 
National  Theater,  Jersey  City;  E.  H 
Bingham,    Colonial    Theater,    Indian- 
apolis; J.  A.  Maddox,  Southern  The- 
«Mr:     Columbus,     O.;     Charles     W. 
Whitehurst,  New  Theater,  Baltimore- 
H.   B.    Varner,   Lyric   Theater,   Lex- 
mgton,  N    C;   C.  D.  Cooley,  Strand 
Theater,  Tampa,  Fla.;  W.  J.  Steffes, 
Minneapolis;  H.  C.  Farley,  Montgom- 
ery,   Ala.;    L.    T.   Ditmars,    Majestic 
1  heater,   Louisville;     E.     T    Lester 
Rialto  Theater,  Columbus,  S.  G;  L. 
M.   Miller    Palace  Theater,   Wichita, 
Kan.;  S.  Z.  Poll,  New  Haven,  Conn.; 
Sam    L.    Rothafel,    Capitol    Theater, 
New  York  City;  Alfred  Black,  Black's 
Theater,  Rockland,  Me.;  C.  H.  Bean 
Pastime    Theater,    Franklin,    N.    H.; 
H.    S.    Graves,    St.    Johnsbury,    Vt  ■ 
Fitzpatrick  &  McElroy,  Chicago-  W 
A.    Dilhon     Strand    Theater,    Ithaca, 

^i       '    ^Y;  -H-   Lint°n,   Hippodrome 
Theater    Utica,   N.   Y;     Theo.     Jel- 
lenk     Albany    Theater,    Schenectady, 
N.  Y  ;  C.  A.  Lick,  New  Theater,  Ft 
Smith,  Ark. 


Special  advance  slides  will  be  dis- 
tributed from  the  Capitol  Theater 
building  by  Mrs.  Foerster's  aides  at 
the  same  time  that  packages  of  tickets 
are  issued  to  theater  men. 

Decorate  your  theatre  lobby  next  week— Let  your  public  know  there's  something  doing! 

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Thursday,  January  20,  1921 

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dramatic  rights  to 

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Have  been  secured  and  are  now  exclusively  owned  and  controlled  by 


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By  arrangement  with  Allen  Rock 

Miss  Munson  is  the  most  famous  of  all  artists'  models  whose  beauty  has 
inspired  the  greatest  modern  masterpieces. 

Her  intimate  story  is  the  tremendous  drama  now  appearing  in  smashing 
two-page  spreads,  every  Sunday,  in  all  the  Hearst  Sunday  Newspapers  and 
in  more  than  fifty  other  big  Sunday  newspapers  throughout  the  country. 

PERRY  PLAYS  INCORPORATED  has  also  secured  the  exclusive 
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with  her  for  a  period  of  time  fixed  by  contract. 

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and  punish  infringements  to  the  full  extent  of  the  law. 

nursday,  January  20,  1921 


Jutch  Trust  Launched;  Export  Doings 

Barnstyn  In  It 

is  a   10,000,000   Guilder  Unit   With 

Big  Interests  Back  of  It — 15 
Theaters  Controlled 
If.  C.  Barnstyn,  of  the  British  and 
Ltinental  Trading  Co.,  received 
4,rd  by  cable  from  The  Hague,  Hol- 
|jid  yesterday  that  his  brother,  Louis 
|d  completed  the  details  of  a  10,- 
"l.OOO  guilder  corporation  in  Hol- 
[id  involving  theaters,  exchanges 
,1  a  laboratory. 

The  company  is  backed  by  impor- 
tjtt  Dutch  business  interests,  includ- 
8'  a  large  and  well  known  steam- 
j'p  line.  Its  shares  are  to  be  offered 
I  the  Amsterdam  stock  exchange. 
Fifteen  theaters  are  involved  in  the 
dnbination,  including  five  in  The 
[itgue,  one  in  Rotterdam,  two  m 
fcisterdam,  one  in  Utrecht,  three  in 
Hmegen  and  two  in  Arnhem.  It 
i^es  in  the  exchange  and  the  pro- 
lans to  date  handled  by  Louis 
Irnstyn's  company,  which  in  Dutch 
failed  the  Loet  C.  Barnstijn's  Film 
F)d.  and  also  the  Sassen  Wilson  ex- 
Inge  in  The  Hague  and  the  I.  F. 
;  Internationale  Film  Ondernem- 
I,  in  Rotterdam.  A  laboratory  is 
i  wise  included  in  the  deal  and  even 
i  jrint  shop  where  Barnstyn  can 
lit  his  own  stationery  and  paper. 

Louis  Barnstyn  will  be  the  general 
fetor  of  the  company,  as  yet  un- 
[ined.  The  corporation's  chief  aim 
II  be  the  development  of  a  chain  of 
jjaters  in  Holland. 

lamstyn's  exchange  business  is 
I  of  the  most  important  in  Holl- 
(li.  He  controls  for  that  country, 
:t  following  programs:  Fox,  Gau- 
nit.  Famous  Players  (until  1920), 
lldwyn  and  has  first  call  on  the 
Iductions  of  the  Unione  Cinemato- 
jphic  Italiana — the  Italian  film 
1st.     He  has  to  date  been  releasing 

c  and  a  half  programs  weekly. 
Is  averages  25,000  ft. 

.  C.  Barnstyn  will  be  the  American 
'iresentative  for  the  company. 

To  Fight  U.  C.  I.? 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
:ome,  Italy — There  is  talk  here 
It  certain  firms  with  headquarters 
le  and  some  in  Turin,  will  shortly 
l\  together  and  form  a  combined 
Ionization  in  order  to  fight  the 
I  one  Cinematographica  Italiana. 
I;  said  that  the  move  is  being  spon- 
<d  bj'  a  banking  house  which  to 
I;  has  not  interested  itself  in  film 

talian  Film  Men  Coming  Here 

arlos  Amato,  producer  of  the  pic- 
u  starring  Pina  Menichelli,  famous 
I  taly  and  Baron  Fassini,  onkf  of 
[  leading    officials    of    the    Unione 

■matographic  Italiana,  are  com- 
n  to  this  country  shortly  to  look 
T  the  market,  according  to  Arthur 
-  im.  The  date  for  their  sailing  has 
■<  been  definitely  settled. 

After  S.  A.  Trade 

Germans    and    Italians    Busy — Cheap 
American  Films  Face  Compe- 
tition, Says  John  L.  Day 

An  entirely  new  situation  confronts 
the  American  film  exporter  in  South 
America,  according  to  John  L.  Day, 
South  American  representative  of  Fa- 
mous Players,  just  returned  after  a 
six  months'  trip.  Brazil,  Argentine 
and  Chile  were  visited  by  Day,  con- 
siderable time  being  spent  in  the  of- 
fices of  Peliculas  D'Luxo  Da  Amer- 
ica Do  Sul,  a  Famous  Players  sub- 
sidiary in   Rio  de  Janeiro. 

"The  day  when  the  American  ex- 
porter could  dump  any  kind  of  film 
into  the  South  American  market  has 
passed,"  said  Day  yesterday.  "Fall- 
ing exchange  values  have  crippled 
the  export  and  import  business 
through  South  American  to  a  large 

"In  addition  new  factors  have  en- 
tered into  the  situation  through  the 
competition  of  German  and  Italian 
film  exporters,  who  are  making 
strenuous  efforts  to  recapture  the 
South  American  film  markets  which 
they  lost  at  the  beginning  of  the  war. 
German  exporters,  in  particular,  have 
become  important  competitors  and 
are  making  all  sorts  of  inducements 
to  the  Latin-American  exhibitors 
and  importers  to   take  their  films. 

"The  only  manner  in  which  the 
American  film  industry  can  success- 
fully fight  this  competition  is  through 
the  production  of  better  pictures  for 
South  American   distribution. 

"Price  cutting  and  the  offering  of 
special  inducements  to  the  importers 
and  exhibitors  by  German  companies 
will  not  endanger  the  prestige  of  the 
best  American  films,  but  it  will  make 
competition  a  serious  matter  for  the 
cheaper  films  from  this  country." 

Speaking  of  theaters  in  Brazil,  Day 

"The  Cinema  Avenida,  the  first  run 
house  for  Paramount  in  Rio,  is  doub- 
ling its  seating  capacity.  Two  other 
large  theater  building  propositions 
are  under  consideration  in  Rio." 

German  and   French   Combine 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Berline — The  directors  of  the  Ber- 
lin Film  Manufacture  have  returned 
from  a  trip  to  Paris.  Now  there  is 
some  talk  that  while  there,  they  ar- 
ranged for  a  merger  with  two  impor- 
ant  French  firms.  Who  they  are 
cannot  be  ascertained. 

Another  German  Trust 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Berlin — A  new  film  trust  has  made 
its  appearance.  It  is  the  Deutsche 
Film  Aktiengesellschaft  and  includes 
seven  firms.  They  are  Ring  Film, 
Matray  Film,  the  Berliner  Licht- 
spiel  theater,  the  Bohnen  Film,  the 
Delog  Film,  the  Film-kopienanstalt 
and  Co.,  and  the  Film-Musik  Verlaga. 
The  trust  has  a  capital  of  5,000,000 

Slump  in  Britain 

Theaters    Find    Business    Bad — Ex- 
changes Beginning  to  Feel  De- 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
London — Business  is  very  bad  in 
England  owing  to  a  general  trade 
depression  and  a  slump  in  the  amuse- 
ment world  following  the  peace 
boom.  Picture  theaters  are  doing 
very  bad  business  and  are  laying  off 
bookings  in  consequence,  so  that 
renters  are  beginning  to  feel  the 

Famous-Lasky's  first  two  produc- 
tions "The  Great  Day"  and  "The 
Call  of  Youth,"  were  shown  here  the 
other  day.  It  is  understood  they  are 
releasing  them  on  their  ordinary 
schedule  which  means  that  they  will 
reach  the  public  sometime  in  1922. 

Paul  Powell  is  now  in  the  south 
of  France  with  a  company  working 
on  "The  Mystery  Road,"  from  an 
original  story  by  E.  Phillips  Oppen- 
heim.  Donald  Crisp  is  working  here 
on  "Appearances,"  by  Edward 
Knoblock.  He  expects  to  go  to  the 
south  of  F'rance  with  his  compan; 

Alliance  has  practically  completed 
"Carnival,"  under  the  direction  of 
Harley  Knoles.  The  company  ex- 
pects to  go  great  things  with  this 

Sold    to    Inter-Ocean 

Inter-Ocean  Film  has  purchased 
the  foreign  rights  to  "Wild  Men  of 
Borneo,"  the  Burlingham  pictures 
which  have  been  made  into  a  five 
reeler.  J.  C.  Barnstyn,  as  noted  yes- 
terday, has  purchased  the  Dutch 

The  Burlingham  pictures  can  either 
be  shown  as  a  five  reeler  or  when  de- 
sired in  single  reel  form  under  the 
following  titles:  "A  Borneo  Venice," 
"Monkey  Land  Up  the  Barito  River," 
"Towards  the  Savages,"  "Jungle 
Belles  of  Borneo"  and  "A  Wedding 
Feast   Among  the   Dayaks." 

Inter-Ocean  also  purchased  some 
single   reels   from    Burlingham. 

Talk  of  Boston  Run 

There  was  some  talk  in  film  quar- 
ters yesterday  that  a  five  reeler  cal- 
led "The  Courtship  of  Miles  Stand- 
ish,"  would  go  into  the  Tremont 
Temple,  Boston  when  "Way  Down 
East"  closed  its  run  there.  The  pic- 
ture was  made  by  the  Associated 
Cinema  Industries,  a  $1,000,000  New 
York  corporation  and  is  in  five  reels, 
the  first  of  which  is  in  the  nature  of 
a  prologue  showing  scenes  of  historic 
interest    around    Plymouth. 

After  nine  weeks  on  location  near 
Monterey,  Cal.,  Eric  Von  Stroheim 
is  returning  to  Universal  City  this 
week,  after  having  shot  several  miles 
of  film  for  his  super-feature.  "Foolish 

Beban    Again   the    Mayor 

(SiHcial'  to     Will's     DAILY) 

Atlanta — George  Beban  was  made 
Mayor  of  Atlanta  for  a  day  when  his 
picture,  "One  Man  in  a  Million," 
opened  at  the  Howard.  A. delegation 
of  women's  clubs  met  him  and  pa- 
raded all  over'  town  in  a  string  of 
automobiles.  Beban  was  the  guest 
at  a  luncheon  on  Monday  and  the 
guest  of  the  Rotary  and  Kiwanis 
Clubs   yesterday. 

Paul   Gray,   Beban's  representative, 
left  here  for  Chattanooga  and  Nash- 
ville   last    night    to    arrange    for    Be 
ban's  appearance  in  those  cities. 



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Paul  Schofield 

Free  Lance 
Adaptations : :  Editing 


"Rose  of  Nome"— Fox  (West 

"Smilin'  All  the  Way"— David  But- 

"Girls  Don't  Gamble"— David  But- 

"Tiger's  Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 

"Just  Pals"— Fox  (West  Coast). 


"The  Quarry"— Meighan— Famoua 

Hollywood,  Calif. 




Thursday,  January  20,  193 

New  First  Runs 

(Continued  from  Page  1) 
The  suspicions  of  the  film  man- 
agers that  Jensen  and  Von  Herberg 
have  not  bought  sufficient  stock  in 
the  theaters  of  the  16  towns  recently 
announced  in  WID'S  DAILY  to 
give  them  the  right  to  buy  for  those 
houses  as  a  part  of  their  own  string 
seems  to  be  justified  by  the  report 
now  being  circulated  from  an  authen- 
tic source  that  Jensen  and  Von  Her- 
berg promised  C.  F.  Hill  of  Albany. 
Oregon,  who  controls  that  and  two 
other  near-by  towns,  that  they  would 
buy  $5,000  worth  of  stock  in  his 
company,  that  they  paid  $500  down 
and  that  he  finds  it  impossible  to  get 
any  more  from  them.  It  is  also  rer 
ported  that  William  J.  Ripley  of  the 
Western  Amusement  Co.  of  Aber- 
deen and  Centralia  has  been  similarly 
treated.  The  supposition  in  local  film 
circles  is,  therefore,  that  very  little 
actual  money  has  been  put  into  any 
of  these  companies  by  Jensen  and 
Von  Herberg. 

In  the  meantime  dissatisfaction 
among  the  members  of  the  circuit 
grows  apace.  Clyde  Matlock  of 
Pendleton,  Ore.,  withdrew  from  the 
circuit  and  demanded  a  return  of  his 
entrance  fee.  After  some  difficulty 
he  obtained  it.  Meyers  and  Ford 
of  La  Grande,  Ore.,  have  also  resign- 
ed and  demanded  their  money.  They 
were  refused,  and  they  have  placed 
the  matter  in  the  hands  of  their  at- 
torneys. A  number  of  other  mem- 
bers are  bringing  all  pressure  to  bear 
on  Jensen  and  Von  Herberg  for  a  re- 
turn of  their  entrance  fees. 

St.  Louis  Merger 

Standard  and  Independent  Film  Now 
One — More   Offices  Planned 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
St.  Louis— The  Standard  Film  Co. 
of  St.  Louis  and  the  Independent 
Film  Co.,  the  latter  a  $50,000  Mis- 
sauri  corporation  have  merged  and 
will  in  the  future  operate  under  the 
name   of    the    latter    corporation. 

The  company  is  headed  by  F.  J. 
Fegan,  for  four  years  manager  here 
for  Standard,  while  others  in  the 
company  are  J.  E.  Callahan,  president 
of  the  Callahan  Metal  Weather  Strip 
Co.,  and  J.  Ray  Weinbrenner,  well 
known  attorney.  Independent  se- 
cures among  the  more  important  fea- 
tures "Isobel,"  "Whispering  Devils," 
"She  Played  and  Paid,"  and  "Turn 
to  the  Right." 

The  offices  of  the  company  will  be 
at  3317  Olive  St.,  in  the  same  quar- 
ters formerly  occupied  by  Standard. 
It  is  expected  that  in  the  near  future 
an  office  will  be  opened  in  Kansas 
City,  Mo.,  with  the  object  to  serve 
Missouri,  Kansas  and  Southern 

An  effort  was  made  to  reach  Mr. 
Von  Herberg  at  the  Astor,  where  he 
had  been  stopping,  but  the  room 
clerk  at  6:30  last  night  reported  he 
had  checked  out. 

Suitably  Celebrated 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles — The  completion  of 
the  first  year  of  the  corporate  life  of 
Charles  Ray  Prod.,  Inc.,  was  cele- 
brated here  when  the  officers  gave 
a  dinner  and  theater  party  for  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Ray.  The  others  present 
were  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Charles  T.  Ray, 
the  star's  parents;  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Rich- 
ard Willis,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Albert  A. 
Kidder,  Jr.,  and  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Gus 

Sues  for  Services 

(Continued  from  Page  1) 
scribed  by  independent  producers  and 
that  C.  E.  Whitehurst  of  Baltimore 
and  himself  had  been  forced  to  bear 
the  remainder  of  the  burden.  He  ad- 
ded that  he  understood  that  the  ex- 
hibitors had  not  paid  a  cent  of  the 

Sydney  Cohen  of  the  M.  P.  T.  O. 
could  not  be  reached  for  a  statement 
yesterday.  He  had  gone  when  an  ef- 
fort was  made  to  reach  him. 

More  of  Censors 

New  Bills  Pending  in  Various  States, 
Elliott  Is  Quoted  as  Saying 

The  Evening  Sun  yesterday  after- 
noon quoted  Frederick  H.  Elliott  of 
the  National  Association  as  saying 
that  the  industry  will  "have  to  fight 
this  winter  five  times  as  many  pro- 
posed laws  as  we  ever  faced  before." 
Then  the  newspaper  gives  a  list  of 
state  and  the  status  of  various  bills, 
which  it  claims.  Elliott  named.  It 

Colorodo — Censorship  bill,  now  in 
hands  of  Attorney  General. 

Massachusetts  —  Censorship  bill ; 
hot  fight  there  last  year;  Gov.  Cool- 
idge  vetoed  bill. 

Michigan,  Minnesota,  Nebraska, 
Oklahoma  and  Texas — Censorship 
and  Sunday  closing  laws. 

Missouri — Censorship  fight  already 
under  way. 

Montana — Censorship  bill  submitt- 
ed to   Legislature. 

North  Carolina — Censorship  bill  al- 
ready introduced. 

Wyoming — Censorship  fight  on  in 

In  Chicago  the  City  Council  has 
referred  a  censorship  ordinance  to 
the  judiciary  committee,  while  in  Buf- 
falo a  citizen's  committe  has  drafted 
a  report  recommending  a  regulatory 

States  which  already  have  censor- 
ship laws  are  Arkansa,  Ohio,  Mary- 
land and   Pennsylvania. 

Eliott  stated  yesterday  that  he 
hadn't  given  out  any  interviews  to 
anyone,  and  that  no  publication  had 
a  right  to  quote  him.  He  refused  to 
discuss  the  matter  further. 

New  Guide  Almost  Ready 

The  20th  edition  of  the  Julius  Ca 
Theatrical  Guide,  consolidated  w 
Gus  Hill's  National  Directory,  y 
be  ready  for  distribution  Feb.  15 
The  guide  will  give  the  names 
managers,  seating  capacity,  etc. 

The  price   is   $3.00.     Office  of 
publishers  is  in  the  Longacre  Bldg 



Negative   and   Two   Prints 

One  Reelers — Act  Quick 

B.     BERK 

117  W.  46th  St.,  N.  Y.  C. 

3rd  Floor  Bryant  024f 

More  Aides  for  Saunders 
Claud  Saunders,  director  of  ex- 
ploitation for  Famous  Players,  an- 
nounces the  following  appointments 
to  his  staff:  Arthur  M.  Vogel  at 
Seattle;  Leon  Bamberger  at  Minne- 
apolis, and  Richard  E.  Riddick  at 
Salt  Lake  City.  Wayland  H.  Tay- 
lor has  been  transferred  from  Seat- 
tle to  San   Francisco. 

Pioneer  Exchange  in  Omaha 
(Special   to   WID'S   DAILY) 

Omaha — Pioneer  has  opened  an  ex- 
change at  1324  Howard  St.  under  the 
management  of  I.  J.  ("Bud")  Bars- 
ky.    It  will  serve  Nebraska  and  Iowa. 

Circle  Film  Attractions  are  distrib- 
uting on  the  state  right  market,  "The 
Devil's  Confession." 

"His  Enemy's  Daughter,"  the  first 
feature  distributed  by  Candler  Pic- 
tures Corp.,  has  been  sold  to  the 
Popular  Film  Co.,  14  Piedmont  St., 
Boston,  for  New  England. 


Stupendous  Expose 







Look  for  Censor  Fight 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Sacramento,  Cal.  —  Assemblyman 
Edgar  Hurley  of  Oakland  has  pre- 
sented to  the  legislature  a  censorship 
bill  for  this  state.  It  has  been  re- 
ferred to  the  public  morals  commit- 

It  looks  as  if  there  would  be  a 
fight  when  the  committee  reports  on 
the  bill.  Picture  interests  are  report- 
ed ready  to  carry  the  fight  direct  to 
Governor  Stephens.  Hurley  declares 
that  he  already  has  the  pledge  of  25 
assemblymen  to  support  his  measure. 


Spacious  offices  in  New  Rob 
ertson-Cole  Building,  abou 
18x35  feet.    Reply 

Box  B-8,  care  Wid's 


OF     THE     TRADE 



16  Pine  St.,  1645  La  Brea  ,• 

•*Jew  York  City.  Hollywood 


Would   Ban   Sunday    Shows 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Jefferson  City,  Mo. — Moving  pic- 
ture shows  and  theatrical  perform- 
ances are  forbidden  on  Sundays  un- 
der a  bill  introduced  in  the  state 
senate  by  Senator  Loren  E.  Senne- 
ker   of   Lawrence    County. 

The  bill  amends  an  existing  law 
to  read:  "Every  person  who  shall 
be  convicted  of  horse  racing,  cock 
fighting  or  playing  at  games  of  cards 
or  games  of  any  kind,  or  operating 
theaters,  picture  shows  and  other 
like  places  of  amusement  on  the  first 
day  of  the  week,  commonly  called 
Sunday,  shall  be  deemed  guilty  of  a 
misdemeanor  and  fined  not  exceed- 
ing $50." 

Levine  On  Trip 

Nat  Levine  of  Plymouth  Pictures, 
Inc.,  leaves  tonight  on  a  sales  trip 
through  the  Middle  West. 

The  Screen  Bulletin 
904    Fitzgerald    Bldg. Bryant 


F.    A.    A.    DAHME.    INC.. 
Art   Titles — Animation — Leaders 
220  W.  42nd  St.  Bryant 

Art    Title* 
'27   7th   Avenue  Bryant 


Half   Tones — Line    Engravers — Electrota 
!25   W.   39th   St.        New  York        Bryant^ 


W.     J.     MORAT 
Grainless    Enlargements    M.    P.    Fill 
302   E.   33rd   St.  Phone  Vand.  if 


State  Right — Export  &  Import — Film  C'nl 
729    7th   Ave.  Bryant   9444 


Quality    Motion    Picture    Printing 
416-24   W.    216th    St.  Wads      i 


430  Claremont  Parkway       Tel.  Tremom 

H.   J.    Streyckmans,    General    Manas 


'Kessel  Kwality  Prints" 
Fort  Lee.  N.  J.  Fort  L 


Motion   Picture    Specialists 
36  East  22d  St.  Phone  Grameri  H 

Quality   Printing   for   the   Trade 
188   W.   4th   St.  Sprint  'M 


ESTEE    STUDIO    AND    LAB.,    II    J 


Studio — 209-219    E.    124th 
Studio— 361    W     125tb 

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OL.  XV      No.  19 

Friday,  January  21,  1921 

Price  S  Cent* 

Neilan  in  East 

'rominent    Producer    to    Make    All 
Future  Productions  Here — Some 
of  His  Reasons 

}  Before  leaving  for  the  Coast  yes- 
f:rday  Marshall  Neilan  said  that  he 
!ad  completed  plans  for  making  all 
(is  future  productions  in  the  East.  He 
ill  probably  return  in  about  a 
lionth,  after  which  active  work  will 
e  started  on  his  future  productions. 
•  In  discussing  his  move  Neilan  said: 
i[  think  we  are  about  tired  of  seeing 
'ie  same  old  scenery  and  the  same 
eople  that  are  constantly  seen  in 
Vestern  productions.  I  know  one 
Jian  who  has  appeared  so  often  that 
|  one  week  he  was  in  several  Broad- 
lay  theaters  in  different  pictures. 
;his  should  not  be.  Besides,  it  will 
e  well  to  get  away  from  the  Coast 
>r  other  reasons." 

(The  fact  that  Neilan  intends  to  pro- 
;!jce  in  the  East  will  meet  with  com- 
ment especially  as  Neilan's  entire  or- 
|linization  is  located  on  the  Coast, 
!id  only  a  short  time  ago  Pete  Smith, 
Is  special  press  representative  moved 
I  is  entire  family  to  the  Coast. 

Offices  on  5th  Ave. 
Felix  Feist  has   offices  at  465   5th 
ve.,  on  the  10th  floor. 

King  Back 

George  King,  president  of  the  Stoll 
ilm  Co.  of  America  is  back  at  his 
;sk.  He  went  back  to  England  to 
end  the  holidays  with  his  family. 

Caron  Here  From  Manchester 
E.  J.   Caron,   who  owns  about   all 
e  theaters  there  are  to  own  in  Man- 
lester,  N.  H.,  is  in  town  regarding 

important  deal. 

The  M.  P.  E.  Meeting 

Regarding  the  meeting  of  officials 
the  M.  P.  E.  of  America,  Alfred 
Black  said  yesterday  that  because 
censorship  legislation,  the  Hoover 

loyement  and  other  important  hap- 

mings  that  future  plans  of  the  M. 
E.  of  America,  would  be  deferred 

itil  some  time  in  the  Spring. 

$6,500,000  Unit 

«  (Special  to  WID'S   DAILY) 

Dover,   Del.— The    Fine    Arts    Pie- 
ces,   Inc.,    have   been   formed   here 
th  a  capitalization  of  $6,500,000. 

In  "Lying  Lips,"  his  second  Associated  Producers'  production,  Thomas 
H.  Ince  has  made  a  picture  that  he  personally  guarantees  is  his  best  and 
biggest  since  his  famous  "Civilization."  Nationally  released  January 
30th.— Advt. 

[The  above  company  is  understood 
have  been  formed  to  cove-,  the 
velopment  of  the  Fine  Arts  City  at 
cksonville,  Fla.,  as  a  studio.  Mur- 
V  W.  Garsson  is  due  in  New  York 
>m  the  south  this  morning. 

Standard  Courses 

Fro  Use  in  Schools,  Argonaut  Plans — 
Movement  Spreading  in  Greater 

New  York 
Standardized  film  courses  for  use 
in  the  schools  of  the  nation  in  sub- 
jects taught  through  the  text- 
book is  the  plan  of  the  Argonaut  Dis- 
tributing Corp.,  a  New  York  cor- 
poration of  which  Carl  H.  Pierce  is 
president.  E.  B.  Russell  of  Syracuse 
is  vice-president  of  the  company  and 
Ilsley   Boone   is   secretary  and  treas 


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Sudekum  Buys  Franchises 

Nashville — Tony  Sudekum  has 
signed  for  franchises  in  Associated 
First  National.  Mr.  Sudekum  has 
theater  holdings  in  Nashville,  Mur- 
freesboro  and  Springfield  and  is  said 
to  be  one  of  the  largest  owners  of 
picture  theaters  in  Tennessee. 

The  franchises  in  addition  to  those 
for  the  three  cities  in  Tennessee,  also 
include  those  for  Bowling  Green  and 
Hopkinsville,  Ky. 

Horsley  to  Reissue 

Has  110  George  Ovey  Comedies  and 
31  Wild  Animal  Pictures  Avail- 
able— 16    Christies    Sold 

David  Horsley  plans  to  reissue  a 
large  number  of  pictures  which  were 
originally   released   in    1916   and    1917 

He  is  planning  to  put  on  the  mar 
ket  110  George  Ovey  one  reel  come- 
dies, a  series  of  26  wild  animal  pic- 
tures, in  two  reel  form,  and  a  series 
of  five  five-reel  animal  pictures.  New 
prints  are  being  made  in  the  Horsley 
laboratory  at  43rd  and  Ave.  E,  Bay- 


(Continued  on  Page  2) 

New  Henley  Special 

Hobart  Henley  starts  work  on 
Monday  on  a  new  Hobart  Henley 
Prod,  for   Selznick  release. 

Tippett  Here  from  London 
John  D.  Tippett,  head  of  the  com- 
pany   bearing    his    name    is    in    New 
York  from   London.     He  is  stopping 
at  the  Astor. 

4  Million  Gross 

That's    What    Griffith    Places    "Way 
Down  East"  Business  At — Inter- 
viewed in  English  Journal 
(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 
London — D.   W.    Griffith   is   quoted 
as    saying   in    the    special    end-of-the- 
year  number  of  the  Film  Renter  and 
M.    P.    News-    that   he   expects    "Way 
Down  East*'  to  gross  $4,000,000.    And 
this    is    given    as    a    minimum    figure. 
The    Film    Renter    published    the    in- 
terview as  given  by   Griffith   to   Ern- 
est W.   Fredman,  who  was  in  Amer- 
ica a  few  months  ago. 

Fredman  quotes  Griffith  as  saying: 
"The  film  cost  $80,0000  to  produce, 
and  I  estimate  that  by  the  time  it 
gets  into  the  movie  houses  it  will, 
together  with  its  receipts  from  the 
legitimate  theaters,  total  at  least 
$4,000,000  in  hiring  fees."- 

At   another   point    the    article   says: 
"I  asked  Mr.  Griffith  if  he  had  con- 
sidered   filming    the      most      popular 
works    of    some    of    our    great    nove- 

(Continued  on   Page   6) 

Three  Runs  on  Broadway 

"Passion"  will  be  shown  at  three 
theaters  on  upper  Broadway  begin- 
ning on  Sunday.  The  showings  are 
for  a  week  each  day  and  date  at  the 
following  Fox  houses:  Standard, 
Broadway  and  89th  St.;  the  Jap  Gar- 
den, Broadway  and  96th  St.,  and  the 
Nemo,   Broadway  and   110th   St. 

Brenon  Under  Long  Contract 
Joseph  M.  Schenck  has  signed  a 
contract  for  the  exclusive  services  of 
Herbert  Brenon  for  an  indefinite  pe- 
riod— a  contract  which  provides  that 
Brenon  will  supervise  all  the  Norma 
Talmadge  productions,  as  well  as  di- 
recting himself.  This  has  been  inti- 
mated in  WID'S  DAILY  at  various 

Pioneer  Buys  Seastrom  Film 
Pioneer  will  distribute  "A  Man 
There  Was"  in  which  Victor  Sea- 
strom is  starred.  This  is  the  picture 
which  had  a  two  weeks'  run  at  the 
Broadway   some  months   ago. 

Schenck  a  Bank  Director 
Joseph  M.  Schenck  has  been  elect- 
ed a  member  of  the  board  of  direct- 
ors of  the  East  River  National  Bank 
of  New  York,  which  is  closely  affil- 
iated with  the  Bank  of  Italy,  in  Los 

Tex  Rickard's  Official  Pictures  Dempsey 
and  Brennan  Contest.  Now  booking.  N.  R. 
Greathouse,  101  W.  45th  St.  Bry.  S741—  Ad. 




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♦Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Seeks  Gov't  Support 

"During  the  war,  the  motion  pic- 
ture industry  was  of  tremendous  val- 
ue to  the  Government.  It  is  only 
just  and  seemly,  that  the  industry  re- 
ceive wisely  directed  Governmental 
encouragement,  besides  the  counten- 
ance and  confidence  of  rightly  in- 
formed and  guided  public  opinion  and 
freedom  from  hampering  and  damag- 
ing legislation,"  said  Arthur  Levey, 
organizer  of  the  Anglo-American 
LTnity  League,  Inc.,  yesterday.  "We 
should  have  in  one  of  the  departments 
of  the  Government,  a  competent  rep- 
resentative, co-operating  with  a  cen- 
tral committee  of  publishers  and  mo- 
tion picture  executives,  such  as  is 
proposed  by  the  Motion  Picture  Div- 
ision and  the  Division  of  Journalism 
of  the  Anglo  American  Unity  League, 

"No  further  time  will  be  lost  to  cre- 
ate and  set  going  that  machinery  for 
planning  and  action,  which  should 
have  been,  but  unfortunately  was  not, 
in  existence  and  operation  when  the 
present  'Blue  Law'  emergency  arose. 
The  liason  between  the  Fourth  and 
Fifth  Estates  is  gaining  greater  im- 
portance all  the  time  and  our  organ- 
ization co-ordinating  all  interests  for 
the  common  good,  should  render  gen- 
uinely important  and  highly  beneficial 

More  Product^ 

National  Exchanges,  Inc.,  which 
last  week  announced  the  distribution 
of  the  Charles  Urban  Kineto  Review, 
will  also  distribute  a  series  of  King 
Cole  Comedies  to  be  released  one  a 
month.  This  is  the  series  being  made 
by  the  M.  P.  Producing  Co.,  in  which 
Walter  L.  Johnson  and  Earl  H.  Hop- 
kins are  the  principal  figures.  It  is 
generally  understood  that  Johnson 
and  Hopkins  are  interested  in  Na- 
tional  Frchanges. 

The  first  of  the  features  which  Na- 
tional will  handle  is  "Get  Out  and 
Stay  Out,"  made  in  Los  Angeles  by 
the  Drascena  Prod.  Inc.  of  Los  An- 

They'll  Laugh  Today 

A  lot  of  exhibitors  will  attend  a 
special  showing  of  "The  Kid,"  at 
the  Strand  this  morning.  The  New 
York  First  National  Exchange  is 
sponsoring  it. 

Drastic  Law  for  Oklahoma 
(Special   to  WID'S   DAILY) 

Oklahoma  City — A  bill  has  been 
introduced  in  the  state  legislature  pro- 
hibiting the  producing,  distributing 
or  exhibiting  of  any  film  in  any  the- 
ater or  public  place  of  a  former  crim- 
inal or  law-breaker.'  The  bill  will  bar 
pictures  representing  the  actual  crime, 
the  escaping  from  the  scene  of  crime 
and  any  court  room  scene  showing 
the  trial  of  any  such  person  or  char- 

Under  the  statute  it  would  be  un- 
lawful to  take  such  pictures  or  pre- 
pare them  within  state  of  Oklahoma 
under  a  penalty  of  $1,000  to  $5,000, 
or  a  sentence  of  from  one  to  five 
years,  or  both.  The  punishment  for 
exhibiting  such  pictures  is  the  same. 

((■  &duxXitlQrui£  (J^etuAJU-^ 


Drascena  Prod,  were  formed  in  Los 
Angeles  last  September  and  at  that 
time  the  company  announced  that  it 
would  make  a  series  of  comedies  star- 
ring Trixie  Friganza.  Those  inter- 
ested in  the  company  at  its  inception 
were  W.  M.  Howard  of  Alabama,  C. 
M.  Conant,  Cambridge,  Mass.;  Ira 
Harlan,  Moberly.  Mo.,  and  Joseph  J. 

Sax   Goes  to  Chicago 

Samuel  Sax,  recently  elevated  to 
the  rank  of  general  sales  manager 
for  Selznick,  left  for  Chicago  yester 
day  to  arrairje  for  the  opening  of  the 
Select  exchange  in  that  city  in  the 
new  film  building  at  831  South  Wa- 
bash Ave.  The  structure  will  be  the 
exchange  headquarters  in  the  city  of 
Chicago  and  will  house  besides  Select 
the  exchanges  of  Metro,  First  Na- 
tional, Educational  and  Universal. 
While  there  Sax  will  arrange  to  bring 
his  family  to  New  York. 

Audrey  Munson  Under  Contract 
Perry  Plays,  Inc.,  have  signed 
Audrey  Munson  to  appear  in  pic- 
tures. The  company  has  also  se- 
cured full  picture,  book  and  dramatic 
rights  to  the  "The  Story  of  Audrey 
Munson,"  which  is  now  being  run 
in  the  Hearst  publications  as  a  Sun- 
day feature. 

Horsley  to  Reissue 

(Continued    from    Page    1) 

Horsley  has  sold  "Her  Bargain," 
in  which  Mary  MacLaren  is  starred, 
to  the  C.  B.  Price  Co.,  Inc.,  who  will 
state  right  the  picture.  Horsley  sold 
some  of  the  territory  on  this  several 
years  ago,  but  the  picture  was  never 
given    widespread    distribution. 

C.  B.  C.  Film  Sales  will  state  right 
a  senes  of  16  Christie  Comedies 
which  were  originally  sold  to  the  Film 
Publishers  Corp.  Charles  Simone, 
general  manager.  Horsley  states 
that  pictures  were  made  for  him  by 
Al  E.  Christie  in  1916  under  a  con- 
tract that  called  for  a  series  of  one 
reelers.  He  states  that  after  17  of 
them  were  made  Christie  and  he  sev- 
ered connections. 

The  Unista  Film  Mfg.  Co.,  which 
was  formed  in  December,  1919  by 
Horsley,  it  develops,  is  the  company 
which  operates  the  Horsley  labora- 
tory with  a  capacity  of  1,000,000  feet 
weekly.  Alongside  the  laboratory  is 
a  glass  enclosed  studio,  in  which  the 
Physical  Culture  Corp.  is  making  a 
series  of  one  reel  athletic  comedies. 
Bernarr  MacFadden  is  interested  in 
the  producing  company  which  has 
merely  leased  the  plant  from  Horsley. 

Friday,  January  21,  1921 


Why  is  Alfred  S.  Black  disguid 

On  an  Equal  Basil 

The  F.  I.  L.  M.  Club  at  a  meefl 
held  on  Wednesday  evening  vote  t 
give  local  exhibitors  equal  reprea 
tation  on  the  grievance  committee 
the  club  which  adjusts  all  claims  It 
the  Hoy  Reporting  Service. 

For  every  F.  I.  L.  M.  Club  nn 
ber  there  will  be  an  exhibitor, 
expected  that  the  N.  Y.  State  E>il 
itors'  League  will  have  one,  the  > 
ater  Owners  Chamber  of  Comrcli 
another,  the  Connecticut  exhibb 
another  and  one  from  New  Jee 
The  chairman  of  the  committee  f 
be  an  exchange  man. 

The    Climax    Film    Corp.,   729fi 
Ave.,  has  been  elected  a  memb<_j 
the   club    and   the    Masterpiece 
Dist.  Corp.  has  resigned. 

The  use  of  RITCHEY 
posters  is  a  positive  indica- 
tion of  two  things  on  some- 
body's part,  —  good  taste, 
and   excellent   judgment. 



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The  Motion  Picture  Industry  will  save  250,000  Children  from  Starvation 



Daily  Doings  of  Hoover's  Doers 

Official  Organ  of  the  Greater  New  York  Motion  Picture  Committee   of   the   European   Relief  Council 

Edited  by  the  A.  M.  P.  A.  Publicity  Committee. 

Printed  and  Published  by  Courtesy  of  Wid's  Daily 




in  co-operation  with 




Room  305  Capitol  Theatre 
Circle  4411 

Today's  "Thank  Yous' 


Charles  McClintock,  of  Selznick 
Pictures — for  coming  forward  with 
ideas  and  stars  ready  to  help. 

New  York  Chapter,  A.  R.  C., 
Nursing  Center — for  services  of  die- 

C.  F.  Chandler— for  editorial  help. 

Walter  Eberhardt  —  for  editorial 

These  motion  picture  stars  are  with 
us  for  next  Wednesday,  Moving  Pic- 
ture Day: 


A   First    Life-Saver 

Tommy  Dowd  was  the  first  of 
Chairman  S.  L.  Rothafel'sf, staff  to 
contribute  to  European  Relief,  lead- 
ing the  Capitol  Theater  employees  in 
this  respect.  He  is  now  envied  by 
his  colleagues  for  this  distinction 
gained  last  Monday. 

Stars,  Let's  See  You  Twinkle 

If  there  is  a  motion  picture  star  of 
any  degree  of  luminosity,  who  has 
waited  to  be  paged  for  service  in  the 
motion  picture  theaters  of  Greater 
New  York  on  the  big  drive  day  next 
Wednesday,  Jan.  26,  let  that  star 
consider  himself  or  herself  paged. 
Time  is  too  short  to  utter  anything 
save  a  clarion  call  for  you.  Response 
must  be  direct.  The  producers,  dis- 
tributors and  theater  owners  have 
done  their  part  in  planning  and  fin- 
ancing this  great4  humanitarian  move- 
ment. They  are  looking  to  you  for 
co-operation  —  watching  the  daily 
roll  of  volunteers  grow.  The  houses 
need  you  to  help  enthuse  their  audi- 
ences. The  committee  will  provide 
you  with  transportation.  Your  name 
and  your  willingness  to  aid  must  be 
learned  at  once  in  order  that  an  itin- 

erary may  be  made  for  your  appear- 

Telephone  to  Bert  Adler,  Star 
Committee  Chairman,  Brokaw  Bldg., 
Bryant  1058.  Associated  with  him 
are  Nat  Rothstein  and  Maury 

Rallying  Point 

The  Hotel  Astor  has  offered  the 
Stars  Committee  the  Orangerie 
Room,  mezzanine  floor,  for  the  after- 
noon and  evening  of  January  26,  as 
a  rallying  point  .for  stars  from  which 
to  visit  the  motion  picture  theaters. 
The  stars  will  be  met  by  committee- 
men preparatory  to  visiting  the  the- 
aters at  which  they  are  to  appear. 
A  sign  in  the  lobby  will  give  the  lo- 
cation of  the  Orangerie  Room. 
Messrs.  Maury  Meyers,  Bert  Adler 
and  Nat  Rothstein  wish  to  have 
A.  M.  P.  A.  volunteers  to  escort  the 
stars  to  theatres  on  this  occasion. 

Help  the  Starving  Babies! 

There  are  no  personal  favors  to  be  won.  No  one 
makes  a  penny  of  profit.  Show  the  industry  has  a 
heart  as  big  as  the  world  it  delights. 

Dr.  Copeland's  View 

The  kind  of  fast  that  Mary  Schaef- 
er  is  conducting  to  aid  the  Motion 
Picture  Committee  of  the  European 
Relief  Council  will  have  most  sur- 
prising and  pleasing  effects,  accord- 
ing to  Dr.  Royal  S.  Copeland,  New 
York  Commissioner  of  Health.  He 

"My  business  is  keeping  people 
healthy,  and  I  would  condemn  a 
course  in  subnutrition,  enforced  or 
voluntary,  on  the  part  of  anyone. 
However,  Miss  Schaefer  is  perform- 
ing an  experiment  that  ought  to  make 
her  complexion  resemble  a  beauty 
parlor's  best  effort  and  give  her  a 
step  as  sprightly  as  a  trained  ath- 

"Almost  everybody  in  the  world 
eats  too  much,  and  ten  days  of  sim- 
ple, staple  food  would  be  about  as 
good  medicine  as  New  York  City 
could  take.  Incidentally,  it  ought  to 
save  enough  money  to  feed  two  or 
three  starving  countries." 

Lichtman  First 

Al.  Lichtman  made  the  first  do- 
nation to  finance  the  expenses  of  the 
Motion  Picture  Committee  for  Great- 
er New  York. 


Send  in  Your 

to  Leo  Brecher 

202  Capitol  Theatef  Bldg., 

Circle,  4412 

Life  Saver  Checks 

With  his  supply  of  tickets,  every 
Greater  New  York  exhibitor  is  re- 
ceiving a  supply  of  blank  checks,  pay- 
able to  the  order  of  Franklin  K. 
Lane,  treasurer  of  the  European  Re- 
lief Fund.  These  checks  are  for  dis- 
tribution to  audiences  throughout  the 
week  or  on  Motion  Picture  Day,  and 
may  be  filled  out  with  the  names  of 
banks  or  trust  companies  where  con- 
tributors have  accounts.  Some  of 
the  checks  are  for  blank  amounts  and 
others  for  ten  dollars,  the  amount 
sufficient  to  save  one  life  among  the 
famished  children  of  Central  and 
Eastern  Europe. 

It  should  be  stated  that  Chairman 
S.  L.  Rothafel  tried  out  this  blank 
check  plan  through  the  whole  week 
of  Jan.  17,  distributing  the  checks  to 
his  patrons  with  the  Capitol  pro- 
grams. There  was  a  gratifying  re- 
sponse which  will  swell  the  returns 
from   this   theater   measurably. 


A  tabloid  motion  picture  (150  ft.) 
which  tells  in  graphic  fashion  the 
story  of  the  starving  children  in  Eu- 
rope. Prints  are  free  for  the  asking 
at  the  following  (Eastern)  ex- 

New  York — Famous  Players. 

Washington — Metro. 

Albany — Robertson-Cole. 

Boston — Select. 

Boston  and  New  Haven — Select. 

Philadelphia — United    Artists. 

Buffalo — Vitagraph. 

Jazz  up  your  lobby  for  the  Big 
Motion  Picture  Drive  Day  to  feed 
the  starving  children.  Let  the  public 
know  that  YOUR  theater  is  doing 
everything  in  its  power  for  the  cause. 

City  Departments  Aid 

Through  the  efforts  of  Maj.  Geo. 
A.  Daly,  Adjutant  General,  First  Bri- 
gade, N.  Y.  National  Guard,  and  of 
John  H.  Love,  New  York  State  Com- 
mander of  the  E.  R.  C,  Mayor  Hylan 
of  New  York  City  took  up  considera- 
tion of  city  department  cooperation 
in  the  plans  for  Motion  Picture  Day. 
After  a  conference  with  city  depart- 
ment heads,  Mayor  Hylan  gave  per- 
mission for  the  employes  of  the  city 
to  take  care  of  distributing  100,000 
tickets  which  are  being  sold  for  the 
morning  benefit  performances  of 
Saturday,  Jan.  29.  This  means  that 
the  50,000  city  department  employes 
will  be  hosts  to  100,000  children. 
Maj.  Daly  acted  as  the  direct  repre- 
sentative of  Herbert  Hoover,  chair- 
man of  the  European  Relief  Council, 
in   negotiating  with  the  city  officials. 

Pledge  $2,000 
The  exchange  managers  at  a  F. 
I.  L.  M.  Club  meeting  held  on  Wed- 
nesday evening  pledged  themselves 
to  raise  $2,000  for  the  Hoover  fund. 
This  is  in  the  nature  of  personal  con- 




^Friday,  January  21,  1921 

Standard  Courses 

«  (Continued   from   Page   1) 

Argonaut  plans  to  act  as  a  sort  of 
clearing  house  between  boards  of  ed- 
ucation and  producers  of  educational 
subjects  which  can  be  incorporated  in 
the  school  curriculum.  Tentative  ar- 
rangements have  been  perfected  with 
all  of  the  well  known  producers  oi 
educational  subjects  in  the  field 
whereby  Argonaut  secures  first  call 
on  whatever  material  it  finds  it  can 
use  for  courses  in  biology,  industrial 
geography  and  kindred  subjects. 

Argonaut  holds  an  agreement  with 
the  Mew  York  Board  of  Education  to 
supply  courses  in  biology,  and  indus- 
trial geography.  Later  on  when  the 
'  company  has  sufficiently  developed 
its  facilities,  it  is  planned  to  put  on 
courses  in  history,  general  geography, 
English  literature  and  other  subjects. 
The  average  course  will  be  in  20 
reels  although  this  may  vary  if  the 
nature  of  the  subject  calls  for  such  a 

C.  C.  Dill,  with  headquarters  in 
Spokane,  Wash.,  holds  the  distribut- 
ing rights  for  the  Argonaut  courses 
in  Washington,  Idaho,  Montana  and 
Oregon.  Negotiations  are  now  under 
way  for  distribution  throughout  Ohio, 
New  England,  the  South,  through  an 
office  in  Atlanta  and  in  Kansas  City. 

All  of  the  courses  for  the  New 
York  schools  are  prepared  in  conjunc- 
tion with  the  Bureau  of  Lectures,  of 
,  the  Department  of  Education  and 
with  Rita  Hocheimer,  assistant  in 
visual  instruction  in  New  York 
schools.  Boone  is  editor-in-chief  of 
all  the  courses  and  personally  titles 
and  prepares  the  courses  for  the 
schools.  In  connection  with  this, 
there  is  a  curriculum  committee  of 
the  Visual  Instruction  Association  of 
New  York  City,  an  unofficial  body  of 
teachers  and  professional  people  in- 
terested in  visual  instruction  which 
works  hand  in  hand  with  the  Argon- 
aut. Dr.  Ernest  L.  Crandall,  director 
of  the  Bureau  of  Lectures,  is  presi- 
dent  of  this   organization. 

It  is  expected  that  15  schools  in 
the  greater  city  will  have  courses 
ready  for  showings  for  the  term 
which  begins  Feb.  1.  This  number 
is  expected  to  be  materially  increased 
later  on,  when  the  idea  takes  hold. 
Argonaut  has  established  offices  at 
71  W.  23rd  St. 

When  Argonaut  needs  films  of  cer- 
tain types  to  round  out  a  certain 
course,  arrangements  will  be  made  to 
have  those  pictures  produced  spe- 

Coast  Brevities 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 
Hollywood — Allan    Dwan   has   just 
completed  his  latest  production. 

Helen  Ferguson  will  play  opposite 
Harry  Carey  in  "Everybody  for 

Special   Unit    Formed 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Dallas  —  W.  G.  Underwood  has 
formed  a  special  unit  to  handle  the 
Federated  product.  It  is  called  the 
Southwest  Federated  Film  Corp. 
Underwood's  other  company,  the 
Specialty  Film  Co.,  will  handle  the 
physical  distribution  of  the  first  unit 
but  there  the  connection  ends.  The 
two  companies  will  be  operated  as  en- 
tirely separate  units. 

In  connection  with  Specialty  a  re- 
cent announcement  states  that  this 
unit  is  handling  for  its  territory  a 
series  of  26  Copperhead  western 
dramas,  two  reels  each  and  another 
series  of  Star  Ranch  westerns,  two 
reels  each. 

After  five  months  in  the  East,  Vir- 
ginia Norden  has  returned  to  the 
Mayer  studios. 

Edward  Lowe  is  back  at  Metro 
after  a  two  weeks'  vacation  spent  in 
Chicago  with  his  family. 

Fred  V.  Williams,  well  known 
newspaperman  has  just  been  added 
to  the  permanent  scenario  staff  at 
Universal  City. 

Production  is  under  way  on  Benja- 
main  B.  Hampton's  "A  Certain  Rich 
Man,"  a  version  play  of  William  Allen 
White's   novel. 

The  Universal  scenario  department 
reports  the  purchase  of  "Christmas 
Eve  at  Pilot  Butte,"  by  Courtney 
Ryley  Cooper,  for  Harry  Carey. 

Reginald  Barker's  next  production 
for  Goldwyn  will  be  "The  Old  Nest," 
from  Rupert  Hughes'  novel  of  the 
same  name. 

Rollin  Sturgeon  starts  "The  Bob- 
bed Squab,"  starring  Gladys  Walton 
within  the  next  few  days.  Playing 
an  important  role  in  this  story  will 
be  Florence  Turner. 

Katherine  Newlin  Burt,  the  nove- 
list, has  arrived  at  Culver  City  stu- 
dios where  she  will  study  picture 
technique  and  work  out  her  first  sto- 
ry written  directly  for  the  screen. 

King  Baggot  has  been  engaged  to 
head  an  all-star  cast  for  the  John 
Gorman  Prod,  in  "The  Soul  of  a 
Butterfly,"  a  comedy  drama  now  be- 
ing filmed  under  direction  of  John 
Gorman  at  the  Special  studios.  Mar- 
jorie  Daw  and  Fritzi  Brunette  are 
also  members  of  the  cast. 

An  innovation  being  tried  out  at 
Universal  City  to  eliminate  delays 
in  production  is  the  putting  of  an 
advance  agent  with  every  company. 
The  advance  agent  will  stay  just  one 
day  ahead  of  the  director,  seeing  that 
sets  are  aready,  costumes  are  finish- 
ed, props  on  hand  and  everything  in 
ship-shape  order  so  that  the  director 
can  start  "shooting"  the  moment  the 
company   is   assembled. 

Universal  City  is  being  photo- 
graphed from  every  conceivable  an- 
gle and  elevation  for  a  series  of  pic- 
tures which  are  to  accompany  an  ar- 
ticle describing  the  big  studio  in  a 
forthcoming  issue  of  the  M.  P.  Week- 
ly. The  magazine  is  edited  by  Paul 
Gulick,  Universal  publicity  chief  of 
New  York,  and  will  deal  with  the  pro- 
cess of  making  a  motion  picture  from 
the  author's  idea  to  the  exhibitor 
counting  the  money  after  the  show. 


Levy    Closes    Louisville    Deal 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Louisville — Col.  Fred  Levy,  hold- 
er of  the  Associated  First  National 
Franchise  for  Kentucky,  and  Leo 
Keiler  of  Paducah,  who  control  a 
chain  of  19  theaters  in  Kentucky 
through  the  Strand  Amusement  Co., 
have  completed  negotiations  for  an 
affiliation  with  M.  Switow  in  the 
ownership  of  three  theaters  here.  In- 
cluded in  the  deal  is  the  new  $200,000 
theater  erected  by  Switow  on  4th  St., 
directly  across  the  street  from  the 
new  Rialto.  The  Parkland  and  an- 
other neighborhood  house  are  the 

The  other  theaters  owned  by  Swi- 
tow— two  in  Jeffersonville,  three  in 
New  Albany,  one  in  Bedford,  Ind., 
and  one  in  Salem,  Ind.,  are  not  in- 
cluded in  the  deal. 

Among  the  properties  operated  by 
the  Strand  Co.  are  four  in  Louis- 
ville, in  addition  to  the  three  secured 
through  the  Switow  alliance,  four  in 
Paducah,  three  in  Mayfield,  three  in 
Owensboro,  one  in  Irvine  and  one  in 

Working  at  Victor  Studio 

Work  was  commenced  yesterday 
on  a  five  reel  comedy  at  the  Victor 
studio.  It  will  be  called  "The  New 
Minister,"  and  is  being  made  by  a 
company  called  the  Lem  K.  Ken- 
nedy Prod.  Kennedy  is  directing 
personally  and  Walter  R.  Sheridan  is 

Anger  to  Milwaukee 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Milwaukee — Lou  Anger  has  been 
selected  to  head  the  branch  office  and 
exchange  of  Reelcraft  here,  succeed- 
ing G.  L.  Stiles,  who  has  gone  to 
Kansas  City. 

"The  Isle  of  Destiny"  is  being 
shown  at  the  Broadway  this  week  in 
conjunction  with  "Outside  the  Law." 


*c&/$i  '•'■■;'■  '.■■"*?-' ■".'; 

'In  the 
of  the 



American  Has  $50,000  Fire  Loss 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chicago— The  fire  at  the  plant  of 
the  American  Film  Co.  at  6227  Broad- 
way late  Tuesday  afternoon  resulted 
in  a  loss  of  $50,000  to  the  company. 
The  American  plant  was  housed  in 
a  two  story  structure  part  of  which 
was  formerly  used  as  a  studio.  In 
the  building  was  stored  thousands  of 
feet  of  film,  some  in  the  process  of 
assembling.  J.  Hobart  Hutchinson, 
son  of  S.  S.  Hutchinson,  president  of 
the  company,  narrowly  escaped  seri- 
ous injury  when  the  floor  collapsed. 



We  still  have  some  territory 
open  on  high  class  one  and  five 
reel  subjects. 



Phone  61104       730  So.  Olive  St. 
Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

T.  E.  Hancock      John  J.  Hayes 


Recent    pictures,    "Love's    Harvest," 
"Her     Elephant     Man"     and     "Wing 
Toy,"  January  release. 
Let  me  title  one  of  your  screen  sto- 
ries with  fitting  word-bridges. 

Pearl  Doles   Bell, 
229  West  46th  St.,  N.  Y.  C 


Furnished   for   all   purposes. 



Suite   1603   Candler  Building 

Phone  Bryant  6558 



23  E.  4ih  ST.  SPRING  8303 

For  Sale  or  Rent 

The  best  studio  in  Culver  City, 
Calif.  On  5-acre  plot.  Stage, 
100  ft.  by  240  ft.,  fully  equipped. 
Immediate  possession. 


B-91,   Hollywood    Office 

Wid's  Daily 

Friday,  January  21,  1921 



Busy  Time  for  Lasky  Plant 

(Special  to   WID'S  DAILY) 
Los  Angeles— The  Lasky  studio  ex- 
pects  to   have   a  busy   time   of   it   the 
early  part  of  the  year. 

Elsie  Ferguson  is  making  "Sacred 
and  Profane  Love";  Cecil  DeMille  is 
finishing  work  on  an  elaborate  caba 
ret  scene  for  "Five  Kisses"  ("The 
Affairs  of  Anatol") ;  William  DeMille 
starts  work  shortly  on  an  original 
story;  George  Melford  will  star! 
isoon  on  "The  Money  Master";  Ros- 
'coe  Arbuckle  is  scheduled  to  start  on 
"Three  Miles  Out"  and  Wallace  Reid 
is  to  make  another  automobile  story 
!by  Byron  Morgan.  In  February  Glo- 
ria Swanson  will  probably  commence 
"The  Great  Moment,"  Elinor  Glyn's 
original  story,  and  Ethel  Clayton 
"Sham."  Tom  Meighan  will  make 
another  picture  here  besides  finish- 
ing "The  Quarry." 

Plan    Better    Express    Service 

Shippers  in  every  industry  using 
express  service  will  be  asked  to  co- 
Dperate  in  the  "Right  Way  Plan,"  a 
,iew  educational  movement  about  to 
oe  inaugurated  in  the  express  busi 
less  by  the  American  Railway  Ex- 
press Co.  **' 
;  Special  emphasis  is  to  be  laid  on 
ivhat  is  called  "starting  express  ship- 
ments right,"  in  which  shippers  will 
,pe  asked  to  give  special  attention  to 
ipomplete  and  accurate  addressing  of 
Ihipments  and  to  the  packing  rules 
laid  down  in  the  Express  Classifica- 
tion, authorized  by  the  Interstate 
Tommerce  Commission. 


Albany — Jericho  Films,  Inc.,  Ro- 
chester, N.  Y.,  $10,000  by  Owen  J. 
Kane,  George  A.  Sarles  and  Clinton 
A.  Devoe. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Empire  Film  Lab- 
oratories, $30,000,  by  J.  P.  H.  De- 
Windt,  Jr.,  G.  A.  Kranske,  L.  L. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Dominant  Pictures, 
$25,000.  "C.  C.  Burr,  W.  T.  Lackey, 
W.  S.  Tatjins. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — G.  M.  Laboratories. 
$25,000,  by  C.  I.  Funkenstein,  A. 
O'Grady  and  B.  J.  Longstreet. 

Albany.  N.  Y.- — Fortuna  Films, 
$50,000,  A.  A.  Deutsch,  Henry  Mar- 
goshes  and  Nancy  Katz. 

New  York — Topics  of  the  Day, 
$10,000,  A.  J.  Van  Beuren,  A.  E.  Sie- 
gal  and  C.  J.   Heermance. 

Los  Angeles.  Cal. — Atlantic  Photo- 
play Corp.,  $75,000,  by  G.  E.  Isham. 
Annette  M.  Isham  and  Ralph  Ulmer. 

Los  Angeles — Truant  Photbplay, 
Inc.,  capital,  $40,000,  has  been  form- 
ed by  Jos.  Wienblatt  and  Lew  Ise- 

Reelcraft  will  distribute  the  series 
of  Alexander  Alt  and  Helen  Howell 
comedies.  The  first  release  will  be 
on  Feb.  12. 

Cuts  and  Flashes 

Thomas  Meighan  is  nearing  the 
completion  of  "The  City  of  Silent 
vlen,"  an  adaptation  of  "The  Quarry." 

Star  Ranch  Westerns  have  been 
purchased  for  Northern  Illinois  and 
Indiana  by  the  Unity  Photoplays, 

Goldwyn  has  appointed  Mrs.  Maron 
Frances  Lee  as  assistant  to  Ralph 
Block,  editor  of  the  scenario  and  re- 
search department. 

"Heidi,"  the  Prizma  two-reeler,  has 
been  secured  by  the  C.  B.  C.  Film 
Sales  Corp.,  New  York,  for  the  state 
rights   market. 

Final  scenes  for  Betty  Compson's 
third  production  for  Goldwyn  have 
been  filmed.  The  editing  and  titling 
will  be  completed  in  about  two 
weeks.     Arthur  Rosson  directed. 

The  Bobbs-Merrill  Co.,  publishers 
of  the  Irving  Bacheller  novels,  has 
arranged  with  Dial  Film  for  a  spe- 
cial picture  edition  of  "The  Light  in 
the  Clearing."  One  hundred  thou- 
sand copies  will  be  placed  on  the 
market  with  the  picture  simultan- 

Sapulpa,  Okla. — The  Yale  Theater 
Co.  will  start  work  at  an  early  date 
on  an  1,800  seat  house. 

Myrabel  a  State  Righter 
The  Myrabel  Film  Corp.  has  open- 
ed offices  at  130  W.  46th  St.,  Suite 
903,  where  it  will  handle  features  for 
Greater  New  York  and  New  Jersey, 
and  also  state  rights. 

Fred  Meyers  is  president;  Leo  Le- 
bel  is  secretary,  and  F.  J.  M.  Iredell, 

Elect  Advisory  Committee 
(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Minneapolis — The  election  of  an 
exhibitor's  advisory  committee  was 
one  of  the  outstanding  features  of  the 
meeting  of  Associated  First  National 
sub-franchise  holders  of  Minnesota, 
Wisconsin  and  North  and  South  Da- 
kota here. 

Interstate   Buys  for   Illinois 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Chicago — Lee  Herz  of  the  Inter- 
state Film  Service  has  secured  for 
distribution  in  Illinois  15  two  reelers 
starring  Mary  Pickford.  Four  long- 
er features  have  also  been  acquired. 

Granted  Judgment  in  Brooklyn 
The  Advance  Tbeaters  Enterprises 
operating  the  Echo  theater  at  368 
Bushwick  Ave.  have  been  fined  by 
General  Sessions  in  Brooklyn  $250 
for  attempting  to  mislead  the  pub- 
lic into  believing  that  "Homespun 
Folks"  was  Griffith's  "Way  Down 

Take  March,  for  Instance 

WE'VE  told  you  that  we've  got  an  unapproachable  list  of  big  pictures  for  the  next  six  months.     Not  pictures  that  we 
plan  to  make,  but  productions  already  in  work  or  finished. 
The  first  of  these  six  months  is  March.     Take  time  to  go  over  this  list,  keeping  in  mind,  as  you  read,  your  own 
box-office,  and  see  if  it  you  don't  honestly  agree  that  every  one  of  the  pictures  is  a  really  big  one — big  in  every  sense  of 
the  word. 

A    Hugh    Ford    British    Production,    "THE     CALL     OF 

We  sent  an  American  director  to  England  to  make  this  produc- 
tion of  the  play  by  Henry  Arthur  Jones,  one  of  the  three  or  four 
biggest  dramatists  in  the  world.  And  lie  hunted  out  the  most 
beautiful  spots  and  the  best  actors  in  England.  The  result  is 
worth   the   trouble. 

Thomas  Meighan  in  "THE   EASY   ROAD,"  with  Lila  Lee 

You  know  what  kind  of  star  Meighan  is — especially  in  heart  inter- 
est roles  like  "The  Prince  Chap."  He's  never  had  a  weak  pic- 
ture yet.  He's  a  he-man  star  that  men  admire  and  women  love. 
Tom    Forman    directed    this,    from    Blair    Hall's    splendid    story. 

Cosmopolitan  Production,  "STRAIGHT    IS    THE    WAY" 

Matt  Moore  and  a  sterling  cast  will  win  all  hearts  in  this  ro- 
mance of  crooks,  old  homesteads  and  ouija  boards.  An  original 
comedy  drama  from  the  studio  which  produced  "Heliotrope"  and 
"Humoresque."  The  story  is  by  Ethel  Watts  Mumford  Grant, 
adapted   by   Frances   Marion,  and   directed   by   Robert   G.   Vignola. 

William  S.  Hart  in  "O'MALLEY    OF  THE  MOUNTED" 
Wm.  S.  Hart  Production 

Laid  in  the  great  Northwest,  and  photographed  in  the  original 
settings,  this  story  of  a  member  of  the  Mounted  who  disguised  as 
a  bandit  to  get  his  man  is  as  full  of  thrills  and  heart  interest  as 
"The  Testing  Block."  Lambert  Hillyer  adapted  and  directed  from 
Hart's  own  story,  and  Joe  August,  A.S.C.,   photographed. 

Robert  Z.  Leonard's  Production,  "THE  GILDED  LILY" 
with  Mae  Murray 

You'll  never  forget  Miss  Murray  as  the  cabaret  dancer  in  "On 
With  the  Dance."  Here  she  has  the  same  sort  of  role,  in  a  pic- 
ture as  expensively  and  brilliantly  produced  as  anything  ever  made. 
The  costumes  and  sets  will  take  your  breath  away,  and  the  strong 
drama  of  it  will  make  you  gasp.     Clara  S.   Beranger  wrote  the  story. 

Dorothy  Dalton  in  "THE    TEASER" 

In  "The  Flame  of  the  Yukon"  Miss  Dalton  made  her  greatest  hit. 
This  is  her  greatest  picture  since  then.  Laid  in  a  little  mining 
town,  and  full  of  life  and  passion,  "The  Teaser"  will  be  a  mem- 
orable picture  for  your  box-office. 

Thomas  H.  Ince's  Special,  "BEAU    REVEL,"  with  Flor- 
ence Vidor 

Louis  Joseph  Vance's  best  selling  novel  produced  on  a  big  scale 
with  a  cast  including  Lewis  Stone  and  Lloyd  Hughes.  One  of 
Ince's  most  elaborate  productions,  based  on  a  gripping  and  unusual 
plot — the  love  of  father  and  son  for  the  same  woman. 

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Friday,  January  21,  1921 

Farnum  Features  for  C.  B.  C? 

Negotiations  are  under  way  for  a 
series  of  Franklyn  Farnum  features 
for  C.  B.  C.  Film  Sales  Corp.  Far- 
num has  left  on  a  tour  of  the  coun- 
try arranged  bv  Joe  Brandt.  He  will 
speak  at  theaters  on  the  blue  law 
campaign  and  when  he  arrives  at 
St.  Louis  he  may  stop  over  for  a 
time  to  join  a  light  opera  troupe 

Benefit  Show  Tonight 

The  benefit  performance  For  the 
children's  department  of  the  National 
Hoard  of  Review  will  be  held  tonight 
at    Carnegie    Hall.      By    arrangement 

with  Associated  First  National  "Pas- 
sion" and  "The  Kid"  will  be  shown. 
This  will  be  the  first  public  showing 
of  the  Chaplin  feature  in  the  east. 

New  F.  and  R.  House 

Minneapolis — Finkelstein  and  Ru- 
ben's latest  theater,  the  Loring,  was 
opened  last  week.  It  is  at  Nicollet 
and  14th  Sts.,  and  has  a  capacity  of 


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(Continued    from    Page    1) 

"  'I  am  amazed,'  said  he,  'at  the 
lack  of  vision  that  certain  of  our  best 
known  novelists  have  of  the  screen's 
future.  Take,  for  instance,  Barrie. 
There  is  no  production  that  I  would 
sooner  film  than  "The  Little  Minis- 
ter." It  has  such  wonderful  possi- 
bilities for  the  making  of  a  really 
glial  moving  picture  that  I  must  con- 
fess I  am  surprised  that  Sir  James 
Barrie  has  not  taken  the  very  great- 
est care  and  advice  to  see  that  his 
play  should  stand  out  as  an  epic  of 
the  screen. 

"  'If  authors  would  only  consent  to 
put  their  plays  in  the  hands  of  the 
most  capable  producers  and  take  for 
their  remuneration  a  percentage  of 
the  marketing  fees  they  would  not 
only  be  assured  of  their  works  living 
on  the  screen,  but  would  reap  a  far 
more  handsome  reward  than  they  do 
at  present.  To  me  it  is  amazing  that 
an  author  should  sell  perhaps  his 
greatest  work  for  a  few  thousand  dol- 
lars, when,  by  co-operation  with  the 
producer,  he  could  reap  a  far  great- 
er reward.  Barrie  would  receive  any- 
thing from  at  least  $500,000  for  the 
film  rights  of  'The  Little  Minister.' 

"Watching  Mr.  Griffith  as  he  was 
speaking,  I  could  not  help  sensing 
his  desire  to  film  this  masterpiece." 

And  later  the  following  appears: 

"I  took  Mr.  Griffith  back  to  the 
days  when  he  used  to  produce  for 
the  old  Biograph  Company.  'Yes,'  he 
remarked,  with  a  smile,  'if  you  will 
remember  'Over  the  Hill,'  which 
is  being  shown  at  a  theater  close  by, 
was  done  by  me  nearly  10  years 
ago.'  " 

Near  the   close   Fredman   states: 

"It  will  be  interesting  to  readers 
of  the  Film  Renter  and  Moving  Pic- 
ture News  to  know  that  Mr.  Griffith 
expects  to  arrive  in  this  country  very 
early  in  the  new  year,  for  the  taking 
of  several  scenes  in  a  forthcoming 


ESTEE    STUDIO    AND    LAB.,    INC. 

Studio — 209-219    E.    124th  Harlem   71M 

Studio 361     W      125th  Morn     4Q*< 

The  Griffith  offices  stated  yesterday 
that  it  was  true  the  producer  planned 
going  to  England  in  March  to  take 
some  .scenes  for  the  Thomas  Burke 
story  he  is  now  working  on.  No  def- 
inite plans  have  been  made,  however, 
and  it  is  very  likely  that  those  scenes 
will  be  made  here  instead  of  abroad. 

Griffith  originally  placed  the  gross 
exhibition  value  of  "Way  Down 
East"  at  $3,000,000,  but  because  of 
the  manner  in  which  the  various  road 
shows  were  going,  the  $4,000,000  val- 
uation mentioned  above  is  expected 
to   be   reached. 

To  Call  It  "Griffith  Theater" 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Philadelphia — The  theater  planned 
at  Broad  and  Locust  Sts.  by  the  Grif- 
fith interests  will  be  known  as  the 
David  W.  Griffith  theater.  A  special 
company  to  be  called  the  Philadelphia 
Properties  Corp.  is  being  organized 
under  laws  of  the  state  of  Pennsyl- 
vania. Frederick  Weber,  a  local 
architect,  will  draw  the  plans  for  the 
combined  office  and  theater  structure. 

Here's  an  Actual  Record 
of  What  Pictures  are  Doing 

Productions  That  Are  Tried  and  Proven  Money  Makers — 
Read  What  the  Other  Exhibitor  Has  Done  and 
What  the  Critics  Say 


"Excellent.  Patrons  praised  it  on  all  sides. "— S.  S.  Stevenson, 
Princess  Theatre,  Henderson,  N.  C. 


"It  is  an  exhibitor's  picture  and  an  audience  picture  from  start 
to  finish.     It  moves  with  speed  and  zip." — Motion  Picture  News. 


"It  is  without  doubt  the  greatest  picture  we  have  ever  played. 
It  did  a  wonderful  business." — M.  M.  Flemister,  Colonial  Theatre, 
Milledgeville,  Ga. 


"We  certainly  packed  them  in.  Everybody  was  pleased  and 
said  it  was  Constance  Talmadge's  best  up  to  date.  It's  peppy. 
Every  house  should  play  it."- — C.  E.  Power,  Power's  Theatre,  North 
Branch,  Minn. 

GO    AND     GET    IT 

"If  you  want  to  see  a  real  thriller,  a  story  that  throbs  with  life 
and  danger  and  love,  go  and  see  this  picture.  Full  of  hair-raising, 
breath-taking  scenes,  a  remarkable  picture." — Daily  Gazette,  Gas- 
tonia,  N.  C. 


"When  the  screen  is  capable  of  producing  so  sweet  and  human 
a  story  as  this,  its  permanence  is  assured.  One  of  the  best  cinema 
offerings  of  the  year.  You'll  chuckle  aloud  and  then  brush  the  tears 
from  your  eyes." — Los  Angeles  Record. 


"This  is  a  dandy  picture. 
Theatre,  Huntington,  Ark. 

Pleased  all." — H.  W.  Jeffries,  Majestic 

OLD     DAD 

"Very,  very  good.     It  pleased  them  all.     It's  a  pleasure  to  play 
this  kind.". — C.  Hales,  Lyric  Theatre,  Orange  City,  la. 

First  National  Attractions 

Iherell  be  a  Franchise  everywhere 

lie  B&ADST  ftiET 


fOL.   XV       No.  20 

Saturday,  January  22,  1921 

Price  5  Cent! 

Big  Booking  Deal 

ibout  to  Be  Closed  Between  Famous 

Players,  Lcew  and  U.  B.   O. — 

Covers  6  Months'  Product 

An  important  deal,  effecting  local 
■rritory,  is  about  to  be  closed.  It 
a  tbree  cornered  affair  involving 
anions  Players,  the  Greater  New 
ork  circuit  of  Loew's  theaters  and 
ie  U.  B.  O. 

It  calls  for  the  playing  of  the  49 
ictures  which  Paramount  will  re- 
ase  between  March  1  and  Aug.  31. 
oew  and  the  U.  B.  O.  have  some 
)rt  of  an  arrangement  whereby  each 
rcuit  takes,  roughly  speaking,  50'/< 
the  pictures  involved. 

In  point  of  the  number  of  booking 
lys  covered  by  the  deal,  it  is  im- 
irtant.     Loew  offers  about  100  days 

each  picture  and  the  U.  B.  O.  about 

e  same.  Since  each  will  have  about 
pictures,  the  total  number  of  days 
volved  in  the  deal  is  about  5.000. 

Not   Interested 

M.  P.  T.  O.  officials  stated  yester- 
iy  that  they  had  no  interest  what- 
er  in  the  claim  filed  against  the 
Dmmi'.tee  of  17  by  Myron  Sulzber- 
■r  for  $2,415. 

After   Six  Outside  Productions 

The  Hodkinson  release  list,  it  is 
ited,  is  being  so  arranged  as  to 
ive  space  for  approximately  six 
ecial  productions  which  will  be  se- 
:ted  from  the  independent  produc- 
l  field. 

Announcing  the  Hampton  Article 

Some  of  the  morning  papers  yes- 
day  morning  carried  full  page  an- 
uncements  of  the  current  issue  of 
:  Pictorial  Review  in  which  ap- 
irs  "Too  Much  Sex  Stuff  in  the 
avies,"  the  first  of  a  series  of  ar- 
les  by  Benjamin  B.  Hampton: 
er  series  is  in  connection  with  a 
"tter  pictures"  campaign  which  the 
.'torial  Review  and  Hampton  are 

Special  To   Make   Features? 
t  was  reported  from  the  coast  yes- 
day    that    Special     Pictures    Corp. 
1  enter  the  feature  field  with  Louis 

Thompson  in  charge.  Thompson, 
was  reported,  resigns  the  ^jfresi- 
icy  to  handle  this  work.  Frank 
Uier,    a    Los    Angeles    attorney,    is 

newly  elected  president,  and  C.  C. 
tig,    former    business    manager    is 
leral  manager. 
I.  J.    Roberts,   general  sales   man- 

r,  has  resigned. 

Thomas  H.  Ince  has  overlooked  nothing  in  story  value,  cast,  settings  and 
d  recticn  to  make  "Lying  Lips"  his  master  effort  in  film  production.  Re- 
leato'j    everywhere    January    30th. — Advt. 

Nebraska  To  Act 

(Special    to    WID'S    DAILY) 

Lincoln.  Neb. — The  fight  against 
state  censorship  is  on  in  Nebraska.  A 
child  welfare  commission  has  intro- 
duced a  bill  which  provides  for  a 
board  of  three  censors,  with  an  office 
force  of  about  nine  people.  The  cen- 
sors are  to  receive  $3,000  a  year  sal- 
ary, and  money  will  be  allowed  to  pay 
the  cost  of  maintaining  the  censor- 
ship office.  The  advocates  of  the  bill 
are  maintaining  that  it  will  bring  no 
additional  cost  upon  the  state,  as  the 
fees  from  the  picture  companies  will 
be  sufficient  to  pay  all  expenses.  The 
bill  also  provides  Sunday  closing. 

A  committee  is  here  representing 
the  exhibitors  in  their  fight.  Through- 
out the  state  exhibitors  are  circulat- 
ing petitions  which  declare  that  the 
public  is  in  favor  of  the  defeat  of  the 
censorship  bill.  In  every  theater  a 
small  table  is  maintained  near  the 
entrance,  and  all  patrons  are  invited 
to  sign  the  petitions  which  are  kept 
on  the  table. 

(Continued  on   Page  2) 

Still  Free 

Lillian  Gish  stated  yesterday  morn- 
ing that  contrary  to  published  re- 
ports, she  has  not  definitely  determ- 
ined to  make  a  picture  for  Anne  Mor- 
gan or  for  anyone  else,  for  that  mat- 

The  report  had  it  that  Miss  Mor- 
gan would  take  over  the  two  reels 
of  "The  World's  Shadows"  which 
Jerome  Storm  directed  for  Frohman 
Amusement  and  finish  it  with  Miss 

Miss  Gish  admitted  that  she  had 
seen  Miss  Morgan  and  that  the  mat- 
ter had  been  discussed  but  stated 
quite  definitely  that  nothing  had 
not  been  closed. 

Reichenbach  Gees  to  Boston 

Boston  —  Harry  Reichenbach  is 
here  to  arrange  for  the  opening  of 
"Outside  the  Law"  at  the  Park  thea- 
ter for   a  week. 

Vogel  Gets  'The  Kid* 

Will  Handle  the  Feature  in  All  Coun- 
tries Except  United  States 
and  Canada 

William  N.  Vogel,  of  the  Will. am 
N.  Vogel  Prod.,  has  closed  a  con- 
tract with  Associated  First  National 
for  the  distribution  of  Chaplin's  "The 
Kid"  in  all  countries  throughout  ti.e 
world  with  the  exception  of  the 
United   Slates   and    Canada. 

Vogel  is  handling  the  regular  First 
National-Chaplins  for  the  foreign 
market  but  in  connection  with  "Tne 
i\id"  a  special  deal  was  made  since 
the  picture  is  of  feature  length  and 
is  in  the  nature  of  a  special. 

Alleged    Promoters    Held 

The  Evening  Sun  yesterday  pub- 
lished, in  part,  the  following  dispatd 
from  Kansas  City,   Mo.: 

"Dreams  of  becoming  cinema  stars 
are  being  shattered  today  in  the 
minds  of  scores  of  girls  throughou. 
the  middle  west  as  a  result  01  the 
bursting  of  an  alleged  promotion 
bubble  here  known  as  the  Interna- 
tional  Pictures   Corp. 

"Hubert  Settles  and  his  wife  are 
under  arrest,  and  post  office  inspect- 
ors say  the}'  have  scores  of  letters 
from  girls  ambitious  to  be  screen 
heroines,  and  also  the  engraved  re- 

Warners  in  Mecca  Bldg. 

Warner  Bros,  have  leased  part  of 
the  sixth  floor  of  the  Mecca  Bldg., 
1600  Broadway  and  will  move  in 
about  F"eb.  1.  Part  of  the  space  will 
be  used  for  the  Federated  Kxchange 
which  Warners  now  own  in  assoc.a- 
tion  with  the  Apollo  Trading  Co. 

First  Dividend 

D.  W.  Griffith,  Inc.,  has  declared 
its  first  dividend.  It  is  $1,  payable 
on  the  Class  A  stock  of  the  corpor- 
ation on  March  4  to  stockholders  of 
record  at  the  close  of  business  on 
Feb.   26. 

Payable   Feb.    1 

Famous  Players  will  pay  on  Feb. 
1  a  $2  quarterly  dividend  on  the  pre- 
ferred stock  of  the  corporation.  Tnere 
are  100,000  shares  of  this  issue  out- 
standing. The  dividend  will  be  pa.*  - 
able  to  stockholders  of  record  at  the 
ciose  of  business  on  Jan.   15. 

Tex  Rickani's  Officiaf  Pictures  Demjsey 
and  Breiihari  Contest.  Now  hooking  \  R 
Grearhoiise;  HU    \V.  t5th  St.   Bry.   5741— Ad. 



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wood    Blvd.      Phone,    Hollywood    1603 
London    Representative — W.    A.     William 
>a,    Kineraatograph    Weekly.    85    LongAcre 
ondon,  W.  C.  2. 

Paris     Representative — Le     Fito       I*'      Km 



Bid.   Askerl     ^al« 
Famous  Players   . .   56        57^     56^ 

do  pfd 80        80/8     80 

♦Goldwyn   5V4       Sl/2 

IJ    W    Griffith,  Inc Not  y noted 

Loew's,  Inc 16&     17%     16J4 

Triangle     7/16    7/16     7/16 

World  Film   Not  quoted 

•Quotations  by  H.  Content  &  Co. 

Five  Baker-Metro  Prod. 
George  D.  Baker  has  signed  a  con- 
tract with  S-L  Pictures  to  make  a  ser- 
ies of  five  productions  to  bear  his 
name.  They  will  be  made  in  the  east 
and  will  be  released  by  Metro. 

Change   in   Toledo,    O. 

Toledo,  O. — William  James  has 
sold  out  his  interest  in  the  Sun  and 
James  Amusement  Co.  to  Peter  Sun. 
The  company  operates  the  Rivoli  and 
Toledo  theaters  here. 

The  directors  of  the  company  met 
last  week  and  elected  the  following 
officers:  Ed  G.  Sourbier,  president; 
C.  Howard  Crane,  vice-president; 
Gus  Sun,  secretary;  and  Charles  Ol- 
son, treasurer.  Peter  Sun  will  man- 
age the  Rivoli,  which  S.  Barrett  Mc- 
Cormick  ran  before  he  went  to  the 

"The  White  Bottle,"  a  two  reeler 
produced  by  the  Harry  Levey  Serv- 
ice Corp.,  was  shown  to  the  New 
York  Milk  Conference  Board  yester- 
day at  its  offices  in  the  Candler  Bldg. 

Nebraska  To  Act 

(Continued    from     Page     1) 

A  second  cersorship  bill  has  been 
introduced,  providing  for  a  fine  for 
showing  pictures  of  a  certain  descrip- 
tion and  empowering  county  attor- 
neys to  prosecute.  This  bill  was 
referred  to  the  child  welfare  commit- 
tee, which  is  also  considering  its  own 

Change  in  Ohio  Censors? 
(.Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Cincinnati — Reports  have  reached 
here  that  some  changes  are  contem- 
plated in  the  present  method  of  cen- 
soring pictures.  Several  moves  are 
talked  of:  one  to  reduce  the  number 
on  the  board  from  four  to  one  and 
another  the  taking  of  the  appointment 
of  the  members  from  the  industrial 
board  and  giving  the  governor  that 

Hold  Up  Sunday  Show 

(Special  to  WID'S  DAILY) 
Princeton,  Ind. — The  United  Thea- 
cers  and  Amusement  Co.  was  served 
with  a  temporary  injunction  restrain- 
ing the  company  from  putting  on  a 
charity  show  at  the  Noble  theater  on 
ounday.  It  was  charged  the  show 
was  to  be  run  for  profit  contrary  to 
the   Indiana  law". 

Want   Censors  in  Indiana 

Indianapolis — Senator  Claude  S. 
Steele  has  brought  before  the  legis- 
lature a  bill  asking  for  the  establish- 
ment of  a  censor  board  for  this  state. 
The  petition  states  that  pictures  are 
'argely  responsible  for  the  crime  wave 
now   sweeping  the   country. 

Elg:n  Opposes  Blue  Laws 

Elgin,  111. — Four  commissioners  of 
the  city  council  oppose  blue  laws  and 
two  are  in  favor  of  them.  The  Mayor 
is  for  them. 

An  18  episode  serial,  "The  Diamond 
Queen"  starring  Eileen  Sedgwick, 
!,as  been  completed  by  Universal  and 
is  now  ready  for  release. 

Miss  Sedgewick  will  make  some 
two  reel  westerns  for  Universal. 

Stanley  Opening  Jan.  29 
Philadelphia— -Saturday,  Jan.  29  has 
been  selected  by  the  Stanley  Co.  for 
the  opening  of  the  new  Stanley  thea- 
ter at  19th  and  Market  Sts.  Cecil 
B.  DeMille's  "Forbidden  Fruit"  will 
be  the  opening  feature. 

The  program  for  the  opening  will 
include  a  special  tableaux  direct  from 
the  Criterion  theater,  New  York,  ar- 
ranged by  Hugo  Riesenfeld,  who  also 
wrote  the  music  and  directed  the  pro- 
duction. Riesenfeld  will  come  here 
as  a  compliment  to  Stanley  to  con- 
duct   in   person. 


Albany,  N.  Y. — Parrot  Films,  New 
York.  Capital.  $10,500.  Incorpora- 
ors.  H.  Huber,  J.  J.  McNevin,  W. 
..twin,  518  W.  148th  St. 

Albany,  N.  Y. —  Steuben  Theater 
Co.,  Corning,  Steuben  County,  Cap- 
ital $75,000.  Incorporators:  F.  Ger- 
ber,  J.  J.  Kelly  and  C.  V.  Stowell, 

Albany,  N.  Y. — No  Blue  Sunday 
League,  New  York.  Capital  $5,000. 
Incorporators:  \Y.  C.  Appelberg,  D. 
F.  MacCallum  and  C.  F.  White,  1753 
10th  St..  Brooklyn. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Middleton  Theater 
Co.,  New  York.  Capital  $100,000. 
Incorporators:  W.  V.  Donovan,  J. 
Quittner,  and  C.  Pack.  769  Cauldwell 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Imperial  Prod., 
New  York.  Capital  $20,000.  Incor- 
porators: C.  J.  Keck,  T.  E.  Kane 
and  F.  W.  Dennis,  648  W.  160th  St. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — A.  L.  Shay,  Inc.. 
New  York.  Capital  $150,000.  Incor- 
porators: A.  L.  Shay,  Lillian  E.  Mc- 
Mahon  and  H.  C.  O'Connell,  Hotel 
Lucerne,  West  79  St.,  New  York. 

Albany,  N.  Y. — San  Gabriel  Pro- 
ducing Co.,  New  York.  Capital 
$6,400.  Incorporators  Eleanor  S. 
Benedict,  S.  A.  Mcintosh  and  Clar- 
ence Lazarus,  539  W.  162  St.,  New 

Albany,  N.  Y. — Turges  Amusement 
Corp.,  New  York.  Capital  $15,000. 
Incorporators:  Sidney  Rothner,  Max 
Frieder  and  Stephen  S.  Tolk,  257  W 
179  St.,  New  York. 

"Von"  Buys  Four  Releases 
Herman  F.  Jans  of  Jans  Pic- 
tures has  concluded  negotiations  with 
J.  E.  Von  Herberg  of  Seattle  where- 
in the  latter  purchased  "Madonnas 
and  Men"  for  Wyoming,  Utah,  Col- 
orado, New  Mexico,  Washington, 
Idaho,  Montana  and  Oregon.  He  also 
purchased  the  three  Olive  Tell  pic- 
tures, "Love  Without  Question,"  "A 
Woman's  Business'  and  "The  Wings 
of    Pride"   for   the   same   territory. 

E.  Kenneth  Todd,  formerly  in  the 
publicity  department  of  Universal, 
has  resigned  to  join  the  sporting  de- 
partment of  the  Boston  Traveler. 

^ — — ^— — —  — 


No.    7 
NEW   YORK  CITY— A   Goose   Chase  iiihe 









real  sense  of  the  word.  A  goose,  a  gir! 
reins  of  silk — all  that  is  needed  for  a  "t 
in  this   unique  race. 

WORCESTER,      MASS— Fire     "wave" 
ages    Worcester.      Over    a    score   of    blaz' 
unknown    origin    sweep    city,    causing    a 
age   of   $1,500,000. 

Louis,  Indianapolis,  Los  Angeles) — L 
type  of  ditch-digger  in  action.  R  ry 
scoops  mounted  on  a  tractor  are  bein  ef- 
fectively used  in  reclamation  work. 
LONDON,  ENGLAND— All  branches  < 
government  and  labor  are  co-operatin  as 
Britain  seeks  to  solve  unemployment  ob- 
lem ;  scenes  of  jobless  gathering  for  big 

CLEVELAND,  OHIO —Play  baseba! 
skates.  A  sparkling  diamond  of  ice 
added  attraction  to  players  and  far 
"America's  national  bame." 
IN  THE  LIMELIGHT— "Pussyfoot"  tu, 
son  in  U.  S.  "When  America  is  drj  the 
millennium  will  have  come,"  declares  t  isb 
"dry"   crusader. 

NEW  YORK  CITY— A  "preventoriun 
discarded  boat.  School  is  maintained  o  old 
ferry-boat  for  poor  children  susceptib  to 

CHICAGO  ILL — First  woman  impresiD — 
Mary  Garden,  famous  opera  star,  as  aies 
"role"  as  director-general  of  the  CI  ago 

ROME,  ITALY — Protest  government  licy 
in  settling  Fiume  problem.  Admire  of 
D'Annunzio  oppose  Italian  invasion  of  Fin:. 
How  Mr.  Citizen  Puts  It  Over  On  Mr 
Crook.  Animated  by  Bert  Green  wit  ac- 
knowledgement  to    Albert    Frush. 

Barthelmess  Borrowed 
Richard  Barthelmess  has  been  bor- 
rowed by  Famous  Players  from  D. 
W.  Griffith,  Inc.,  to  appear  as  Youth 
in  "Experience,"  which  will  be  made 
into  a  George  Fitzmaurice  Prod.,  in 
the  Long  Island  studios.  Barthelmess' 
first  starring  picture  which  is  to  be 
from  a  story  by  Joseph  Hergesheimer 
is  being  held  up  because  the  story 
lias  not  been  properly  whipped  into 

"Roxy"    to    Entertain 

The  first  national  conference  of 
motion  pictures  and  musical  interests 
which  opens  at  the  Astor  on  Monday, 
will  make  its  first  visit  to  a  New 
York  theater  at  the  Capitol  on  Mon- 
day. Three  hundred  delegates  will 
be  the  guests  of  S.  L.  Rothafel,  who 
will  adddress  the  conference  on  "Pic- 
ture Showmanship  through  Music," 
and  Erno  Rapee,  conductor  of  the 
Capitol  Grand  Orchestra,  will  deliver 
an  exposition  on  the  handling  of  the 

The  only  type  of  poster  ■ 
made  by  the  RITCHEYi 
LITHO.  CORP.  are  mo- 
tion picture  posters, — and) 
the  only  kind  of  motion^ 
picture  poster  we  make  is  i 
the  only  kind  worth  hav- 



406  w.  31stSt,H.Y.  Phone  Chelsea  8381 

Hugo  Riesenfeld  has  prepared  a 
special  music  score  for  Cecil  B.  De- 
Mille's "Forbidden  Fruit." 





The  Motion  Picture  Industry  will  save  250,000  Children  from  Starvation 



Daily  Doings  of  Hoover's  Doers 

Official  Organ  of  the  Greater   New   York  [Motion   Picture  Committee   of   the    European   Relief  Council 

3  days 
left  to 

do  it. 

Edited  by  the  A.  M.  P.  A.  Publicity  Committee. 

Printed  and  Published  by  Courtesy  of  Wid's  Daily 




in  co-operation  with 




Room  305  Capitol  Theatre 
Circle  4411 

Today's  "Thank  Yous' 

Rose  Shulsinger  —  for  enlisting 
Marion  Davies,  Norman  Kerry  and 
and  several  other  stars. 

Those  who  have  supposed  that 
Mary  Schaefer  was  "spooring"  when 
she  undertook  to  go  on  a  minimum 
diet  till  Motion  Picture  Day,  Jan.  26, 
have  something  to  learn  regarding 
her  gameness  and  good  faith. 

These  motion  picture  stars  are  with 
us  for  next  Wednesday,  Moving  Pic- 
ture Day: 






























Will   volunteering   players    rush    10 
|  photos    to    Publicity    Committee,    305 
^Capitol    Theatre    bldg? — Monday    11 
a.  m.,  is  the  "deadline." 

Griffith  In  Line 
The  D.  W.  Griffith  offices  an- 
nounced Friday  that  special  morning 
performances  of  "Way  Dow1!!  East" 
will  be  given  in